Windows 7 and Non-AHCI SSD Performance

gregpod9

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Apr 27, 2007
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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?
 

techmonkey

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Jun 8, 2007
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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?
 

EthosX

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Jul 23, 2012
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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?
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
 

EthosX

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Jul 23, 2012
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I see. Well, does not having AHCI decrease the life of an SSD?
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 .
 

techmonkey

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Jun 8, 2007
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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 .

No, I mean does not having AHCI have any negative affects to the SDD?