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Replace SATA IDE driver w AHCI driver on running system

BIOS SSD Windows AHCI

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mchain

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HP Compaq DX2300 mini-tower (MT) circa 2008.  Pentium D 2.8, 3.0 GB RAM, Samsung OS drive, WD 500 GB SATA III, SanDisk ReadyCache 32 GB SATA III SSD, used as a spare NTFS drive, combo CD/DVD drive, Intel onboard video, RealTek HD onboard sound, MSI 0A90 mainboard, Phoenix Technologies BIOS version MS7336 1.12 date 05/12/2008.  MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1, install date 1 MAY 2013.

 

Original os drive was a WD 80 GB SATA II HDD.  New os drive is Samsung 850 EVO 120 GB SATA III 2.5 SSD, install date 1 JAN 2014.

 

Cloned SSD from HDD, system runs fine.  Not able to find setting in BIOS to enable AHCI driver.  As SSD was cloned, all settings transferred over to SSD.  SATA IDE controller driver still running.  Have run Microsoft Fix-it to enable AHCI in Windows, no change.

 

What can be done next or leave alone?


Edited by mchain, 16 January 2015 - 01:55 AM.

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terry1966

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not 100% sure but think the setting your looking for in the bios is to set the sata port from ide mode to auto,

i assume you want to run in ahci mode so trim works yes?

 

here's a pdf link to the manual :- http://h20566.www2.h...mr_na-c00872978

 

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:thumbsup:

 

Thank you.  Looking this over on paper helps some, it is apparent there is no IDE conversion setting to AHCI.  Old system, obsolete technology.

 

mchain


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