Fair enough but how did the SSD actually stack against the competition? If you want to set your bios to ahci mode you’ll need to inject the right driver , go in your bios, then in main go to ide configuration and set to it enhanced the manual isn’t very clear. The Intel RST doesn’t support this configuration It will refuse to install because of the unsupported chipset. April 14, at The suboption to that control is “Enhanced Mode Support On”. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here

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But after a little searching it was apparent this was nowhere close to the peak performance the SSD was capable of. Opened 5 years ago. Not sure why I ever thought it didn’t It turned out to be Intel’s Rapid Storage Technology software that caused the issue. Tablets Laptops and Netbooks Phones. Things would have ended there but a few weeks later they took down my review of the product from their site and sent me a mail demanding I change my review it was rated 3 star initially and I upgraded it to 4 star with details of all that was happening.

Intel ICH7 HDD controller stuck in IDE mode – Windows XP – MSFN

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Changed 5 years ago by MarkV. Super User works best with JavaScript enabled. Well, that wraps the story of my SSD upgrade. If you follow the guide, once done with the partition swap and booted into Windows 8 with your SSD, it is suggested that ahcj format your old hard drive. For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome.


As Jaclaz explained, if you set the bios ehanced and sata mode, then you should get a bsod with a 0xb error. Sign up using Facebook. April 14, at This one was confusing to find at first too.

Not a big deal, just thought you might want to know. Posted September ahcii, edited. Where you ever got the idea that it works in IDE let alone not notice the snail like speed is just false It could also be supported or not by the chipset or drivers or OS. I have found a definite answer to my original question After searching through a lot of maybe not-so-related topics!

I just went through this process and I don’t think it made any difference with the SSD. I could have literally copied partitions and run with it.