The difference between AHCI and ATA mode is the support of hot-swappable drives irrelevant in notebooks , native command queuing NCQ , and the use of a flash module as a hard drive cache. Strangely I am using some software that was not stable with with Windows Vista and is not yet supported with Windows 7. The XPS M is one friggin sexy laptop. I have to spend some time googling and hunting for the drivers Check your PM in about 30 minutes. You’ll probably notice a small performance boost by turning it on. Last edited by rich26me; at I will choose the driver to install.
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Intel Sata/AHCI Drivers for Intel(R) ICH8M 3 port Serial ATA Storage Controller –
You can use a program like nLite to help you. To start cohtroller messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below. Last edited by xonix; at I saw this post from several years ago.
There isn’t any options to set AHCI mode in the bios. I am running windows 7 and using crucial ssd.
Important Forum Advisory Note. And as mentioned, do not defrag your ssd. Thanks for the previous post and for the upcoming answer. I have no idea what the Flash Cahce does of it really do anything under Winxp.
You have to verify yourself. There is no problems whatsoever running in IDE mode http: Inetl 1 to 13 of 13 Thread: But it’s a lot of work for something that will not bring much benefits in your case. I have to spend some time googling and hunting for the drivers I did what u said and it booted up fine.
Else, SATA mode will be just fine.
SATA harddrive running in AHCI or ATA mode. any difference?
But since may be a pretty big hit if I screw it up, it’s better to ask the expert. Point it to C: Again, this does NOT install anything. I have the same device in the Device Manager: You may have to register before you can post: It basically runs your Windows XP apps in a virtual machine.
I have to spend some time googling and hunting for the drivers. For win7, everything default.
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I recently purchased a Dell Inspiron Laptop that came preloaded with Windows 7. It was the phone call and “about to sue your company if I don’t get this issue resolved” that did the trick. If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. The Interface will be different on each model. Last edited by kent; at Results 1 to 13 of I tried to do a archnois restore for my other setup into it and it keep hanging during restore.
I have installed windows 7 into the SSD. You’ll probably notice a small performance boost by turning it on.
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Using AHCI mode, my crystaldisk benchmark scores went up.