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Old 07-18-2009, 03:01 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Apokalipse View Post
Well, the SATA bus can transfer at 3Gb/s. But the hard drive can't read from the disk platters nearly that fast. So it can't saturate the SATA bus.
Hence why I said it's rated at 3Gb/s .

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Is this true even if your copy of Windows has the AHCI driver slipstreamed? I have accidentally swapped between AHCI and IDE mode with Ubuntu before and booted up each time with zero issues. I had just assumed as long as the AHCI driver existed on the Windows install, you could swap back and forth. *shrug*
If you installed the driver during initial setup you should be ok. If you try to switch from IDE to AHCI after you install, you'll have to do some driver hacking on system files, which is tedious and you might as well just reinstall Windows, as it will be easier. I've done it, and wasn't really worth the time I spent IMO. Woulda been easier to just reinstall.

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Hence why I said it's rated at 3Gb/s .
Not the drives themselves.

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