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Old 06-10-2011, 04:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Quick question i about to install a new hard drive

Hey my hard drive has been bad for a while so i got a wd caviar black 500 sata3 and today it showed up at my door

My question is should i have the sata port set as a IDE? or ACHI?
does it really matter? is one better or faster?

thanks (a quick answer would be appreciated.)
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Is this a new OS HDD, or are you replacing a secondary HDD?

If it is a new OS HDD, your best bet is to use ACHI. Its the latest architecture.

If it is a secondary drive, you do not want to change from IDE/ACHI. Because it is written into your OS as IDE or ACHI. Changing that can mess up windows big time.
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Default Re: Quick question i about to install a new hard drive

Thanks for the quick reply. Thats what i was thinking from looking around the web a bit but wasnt 100%
But its gonna be main HD with a fresh windows7 install. then ill add another hd probably tomorrow with a fresh ubuntu install.

So ACHI for both drive should be all good?
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So ACHI for both drive should be all good?
Yes, that's what I would do
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