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  1.    25 Apr 2016 #40
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  2.    02 Jul 2016 #41
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    Works For Raid to AHCI too ....


    This has worked ok for me on Win 10 , I left Raid on in the Bios after removing the Raid Array and installing Win10 , the difference is you only need to change the Start Overide Registry Entries to 0 ( from 3) as the other two are already 0 under Raid , on reboot after switching to AHCI in the Bios, the Controller was using the Microsoft AHCI Driver , after which I changed it to the Intel AHCI Driver. I did it manually as I already had the extracted Driver in a folder for my ICH10R Controller. I would assume you could run the normal WHQL Driver installer too.
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  3.    02 Jul 2016 #42
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    Thank you for confirming.
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  4.    28 Aug 2016 #43
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    I've got only 2 questions to ask before trying this method and any help would be appreciated.

    First of all can i use my SDD with AHCI while i use my HDD with IDE? And second question is i have Storahci registery but i dont have İastorv, would that be a problem while procceding with the method?
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  5.    28 Aug 2016 #44
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    Hello Umut,

    I'm afraid that you cannot use AHCI while having an IDE HDD connected. Doing so would cause issues with the HDD.
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  6.    28 Aug 2016 #45
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    Thank you for quick reply but i'm planing to buy another SSD to replace my HDD so my second question still stands.

    After i get a new SSD will i still be able to use this method with having Storahci registery but not having IastorV?
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  7.    28 Aug 2016 #46
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    You should have a iaStorAV key. Double check to make sure. If you don't then you can just add it.

    You will see a huge performance difference when you go from a IDE HDD to a AHCI SSD.
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  8.    28 Aug 2016 #47
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    Why do you have the HDD in IDE mode ? is it not possible to switch it to AHCI ?

    the Caviar black will run in AHCI or RAID too , I use the 3 of 640GB version in a RAID 0 array

    KB
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  9.    28 Aug 2016 #48
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    Its a 3 year old pc and i never searched about IDE & AHCI until today. Because my pc was working fine with Windows 7 until installing Windows 10 last month. After that, ONLY when i open 8-9 browser tabs sometimes SSD usage increases to %100 and a few second later everything freezes around a minute or so. After freeze everything goes to normal and SSD starts to act normal. So after searching everything i suspected something wrong my SSD and did a read/write test which ended with approximately 200ish mb(which is low)

    Anyway after searching a little bit more of what Brink said about AHCI causing issues about HDD i found something. If a HDD supports NCQ it's safe to use AHCI(in fact should use it). Now i changed my mobo to AHCI and i have no problem with SSD and HDD. Also my SSD read speed is 400ish mb now.

    Anyway if anything bad happens i will write it here so others may be aware before trying. Also i will continue to search my pc freeze because i dont think it is entirely related to ''IDE to AHCI enable''.
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  10.    28 Aug 2016 #49
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    Quote Originally Posted by Umut View Post
    Its a 3 year old pc and i never searched about IDE & AHCI until today. Because my pc was working fine with Windows 7 until installing Windows 10 last month. After that, ONLY when i open 8-9 browser tabs sometimes SSD usage increases to %100 and a few second later everything freezes around a minute or so. After freeze everything goes to normal and SSD starts to act normal. So after searching everything i suspected something wrong my SSD and did a read/write test which ended with approximately 200ish mb(which is low)

    Anyway after searching a little bit more of what Brink said about AHCI causing issues about HDD i found something. If a HDD supports NCQ it's safe to use AHCI(in fact should use it). Now i changed my mobo to AHCI and i have no problem with SSD and HDD. Also my SSD read speed is 400ish mb now.

    Anyway if anything bad happens i will write it here so others may be aware before trying. Also i will continue to search my pc freeze because i dont think it is entirely related to ''IDE to AHCI enable''.

    Check your SSD has the latest Firmware for it too...... some Sandforce Controllers had problems a few years ago....

    maybe this one?
    Force Series™ GS 128GB SATA 3 6Gb/s Solid-State Hard Drive
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