Re: Trouble AHCI controller - OCZ SSD for HP DM1Z
If the BIOS had the option for you to use AHCI then yes you are right, the IDE aspect should not be seen in the Device Manager unless you had another device connected using IDE such as a DVD Drive or another hard drive. But since you dont have that option to select AHCI, then the system has to show those options. Since it is showing that there is AHCI controllers, then it is HP that has removed that ability within their BIOS to select it, not a good choice in my opinion. As AHCI will allow the drive to operate better than IDE mode. You are actually hampering your SSD by using IDE Mode over AHCI.
I would check the HP website and see if there is a BIOS update or contact them directly to see if there is a way to get this ability added. With it you would be able to hot swap drives and so much more.
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