All times are GMT Hope this saves someone from the broken glass I crawled through to figure it out. I have a 3TB drive D: You can load the Intel RST software, etc. Reset Post Submit Post.

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All submitted content is subject to our Terms Of Use. Find More Posts by Dave Track this discussion and email me when there are updates. This conversation is currently closed to new comments.

Thanks to both Dave76 and Gcapp99 for the info. Find More Posts by Phone Man. When you reboot the computer will load the updated configuration, re-recognizing all attached drives- wait until it prompts you, then reboot.

Back to Desktop Forum 1 total post Page 1 of 1. Is AHCI worth it? Hope this saves someone from the broken glass I crawled through to figure it out. If you have the old HDD, it will likely be marked ‘Active’ and the new installation will put the boot files there, if you ever need to remove or change the old HDD your system will not boot.


Click the “Driver” tab- if the provider is Intel go to step 5 otherwise proceed to step 2. You should be ok with the 1TB drives OS Windows 7 Professional x Will this affect the storage drive in any way? The time now is Find More Posts by indianacarnie.

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Please remember to be considerate of other members. Of course this is in a stress test and probably wont be as bad in normal usage. Find More Posts by bufflo.

Or should I play it safe and buy only or GB drives? If you’re asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem.

Would enableing AHCI be of value to me? Page 3 of 4. Check this review at Dimenwion. I ran into an interesting problem and found an easy fix.


Exit all Windows-based programs. I switched out one of my spinners with an ssd about 2 weeks ago now and am happier than a bodybuilder directing traffic.

It looks like you need Trim to keep the write performance up. Which one would you choose for a desktop?


Thank you in advance! Looks good to me!: I have always installed these drivers from the Intel site on my Dells with no dimensioj. You can load the Intel RST software, etc.

I have confirmed this on my own Dell systems. Do not post advertisements, offensive material, profanity, or personal attacks. Now, I’ve read this thread and others and I figured I’d ask here first just to be sure that I’ve understood everything correctly.