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Old July 17, 2012, 09:57 AM
bonanza2000 bonanza2000 is offline
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: North Carolina
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My System Specs

Unhappy New build, SSD, IDE not AHCI

So I built a new system with a GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard and an Intel 520 Series Cherryville SSDSC2CW120A310 2.5" 120GB and I installed windows without changing the BIOS from IDE to AHCI. Machine runs fine. When I went back into the BIOS and made the change to AHCI it didn't like that and would not run windows, so I changed it back to IDE.

My questions are:
Does it matter if this is going to be the only hard drive on the system?
Will it run slower or will I notice any difference if I don't wipe the drive and start all over?
Any other thoughts about what missing this little step will mean for the future of the machine?

Thanks in advance.
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