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Old October 4, 2011, 03:16 PM
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Exclamation How do i know if my "Drive Controller" is running in "AHCI mode"?

I have to update my Corsair Force Series 3 60Gb SSD and then i need to have the "drive controller" in "AHCI mode". I dont know if i have to change it using this: Error message when you start a Windows 7 or Windows Vista-based computer after you change the SATA mode of the boot drive: "STOP 0x0000007B INACCESSABLE_BOOT_DEVICE" or if its already running in AHCI mode...

If my "Drive Controller" is not running in AHCI mode, do i really need to change it? Is it that important? Will something happen if i dont change it?

Awesome work on the channel btw Linus!
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Old October 4, 2011, 04:16 PM
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If the manufacturer recommends a particular mode, then USE it. You can always change it back once you're done updating.
Please note: I am not here to provide official NCIX support on these forums.

For faster (and official) NCIX service please contact our customer care team at www.NCIX.com (Canada) or www.NCIXUS.com (USA)

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Old October 8, 2011, 09:54 PM
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You should be able to check whether you're using AHCI in the BIOS?

If you want or need to change the IDE (emulation?) mode to AHCI, you can use these steps. Mostly changing the registry and that way you don't need to re-install.


Change IDE to AHCI in BIOS - Much better performance - Windows 7 Forums

Aren't recent BIOS settings using AHCI by default yet? :)
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