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    AHCI questions

    Hallo

    I've had a good search round and would just like to get some definite answers to a few things regarding AHCI.

    This will be for a R4E, a Crucial SSD and Windows Home Premium if its relevant.

    Do I have to install the intel AHCI/RAID drivers via F6 on install to be able to use the SSD in AHCI mode?
    Its a pretty big file (250 odd mb iirc), is there an AHCI only version?

    Ive come across a few places giving a method of enabling it by editing the registry. Is this feasible or only good for additional drives ( not the boot drive)?

    If i have to install them via F6, could someone please confirm the sequence as I see it
    - Start PC, enter BIOS and set SSD to AHCI
    - Reboot to install disk and press F6 to load drivers when given the option
    - Load AHCI/RAID drivers from USB stick (using ones from asus dowloads page)
    - Continue install as normal

    Also, does it make any difference which of the red SATA sockets i use for it?

    All help greatly appreciated

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    Hello

    No you do not. AHCI is default setting for the RIVE

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    If it is Windows 7, you can install as usual, and then after you finish, just install the intel AHCI.

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    Thanks again for the quick replies

    Its a bit ambiguous with the documentation provided, the manual doesnt mention it but there was an extra page added in the box that said I needed to load the drivers.

    Cheers

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