Windows 7 and Non-AHCI SSD Performance

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by gregpod9, Jul 31, 2012.

  1. gregpod9 macrumors regular

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    I have a early 2011 13" base MBP and today I bought the Samsung 830 256GB SSD. Windows 7 is not my primary OS, Mountain Lion is my primary OS. I have a question regarding the AHCI driver.
    1. I know that AHCI is disabled by default in last year macs and I have no intentions to do the hack to enable it. Will my Samsung 830 256 GB SSD perform decently without AHCI? and will my SSD loose its performance faster?
     
  2. techmonkey macrumors 6502a

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    I am curious about this also. I have a mid-2007 MacBook Pro with Win7 64bit via BootCamp. The hack sounds very unreliable, so Id rather not do it. Are there any other workarounds to this?
     
  3. EthosX macrumors regular

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    Hi
    I have same mac as you mid 2007 and we DEFO cant talk about AHCI mate:)
    Ours systems HAS just SATA I so 1.5Gb/s
     
  4. techmonkey macrumors 6502a

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    I see. Well, does not having AHCI decrease the life of an SSD?
     
  5. EthosX macrumors regular

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    decrease?? no no opposite , it is enhanced controller of SATA II or SATA III by intel
    When you have AHCI support in your laptop then you can instal Intel matrix storage manager software .
     
  6. techmonkey macrumors 6502a

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    No, I mean does not having AHCI have any negative affects to the SDD?
     
  7. EthosX macrumors regular

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    No.. why they would inventing it
     

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