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Boot disk not the same as windows disk?


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I could not find an AHCI mode option. I'm not going to remove any HDD's. I'm curious as to why the boot disk is not the SSD, but everything works as desired, so I don't want to risk messing that up. I think I'll just have to accept that I don't know why it is like it is.


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Your mobo model?.... Newer mobo have sata ports so as they have sata/raid/ahci ports of options in bios.... Did you check it once again for me?


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Asus M4A79T Deluxe. I found it. I can set AHCI for port 1-4 and 5-6 seperately. They were both on IDE. If I set both on AHCI I can't boot, because the SSD is not detected. If I put 1-4 on AHCI and 5-6 on IDE, nothing changes.

 

I guess the BIOS will just let you select HD/Floppy/CD in the boot priority and it only Disk 1. If there is no OS on Disk 1 it will cycle though the other disks. Just strange that I can't configure the SSD to be disk 1.


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From things i know after changing settings to AHCI most problems solved in case of ssd.  :confused:

 

 

I guess the BIOS will just let you select HD/Floppy/CD in the boot priority and it only Disk 1. If there is no OS on Disk 1 it will cycle though the other disks. Just strange that I can't configure the SSD to be disk 1.

 

A little bit strange!  :headscratch:


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It is. But everything works so I'm not complaining. This topic can be closed as far as I'm considered.


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Here in Hardware forum generally the topic cannot be closed until it is duplicate message. You can mark it as solved if you feel one of the answers gives you solution...

 

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So we just leave this open and unsolved?


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since the issue is not solved you can leave it open!  :geek:

 

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After switching between IDE and AHCI my disk letters got switched around. Some shortcuts and program associations stopped working, but I fixed those manually. Are there othere consequences I should be worried about?It seems that sometimes it takes quite while to load This Computer or the 1TB disk, but this might just be me being used to my new SSD speed.


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At AHCI mode your ssd is first booting device?

 

AHCI - Advanced Host Controller Interface - this is a hardware mechanism that allows the software to communicate with Serial ATA (SATA) devices. It offers features such as hot-plugging and native command queuing (NCQ).

 

IDE - Integrated Drive Electronics - IDE is basically the "old" version of AHCI without hot-plugging and NCQ. (This is usually used during the Parallel ATA (PATA) era hard disks)

 

Now. AHCI mode and IDE mode -- what is it? IDE mode is to give you the greatest compatibility with older operating systems. While AHCI is as I mentioned above, modern version of the IDE -- use AHCI mode if you are running recent operating systems  (Windows Vista+ and Linux kernel from 2.6.19+). IDE mode will allow you to connect older operating systems to SATA drives.

As I mentioned above, SATA is Serial ATA, and is the replacement for Parallel ATA (PATA) hard drives.


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Yes. But when I tried AHCI not all disks were detected and I was experiencing no trouble with IDE mode. I could try AHCI again en plug the SSD in the first SATA port. But hot do I cope with the drive letters being messed up? I also have two partitions on the SSD.


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