Thanks Os, so it would prob not be a good idea to use an SSD in this machine? Since there is no AHCI, no trim is supported on the drive correct?
I have the same problem. I can't find AHCI in the BIOS
I want to install my intel SSD 520, 120GB
The Onchip SATA type only ATA of RAID (and not AHCI
What is the best option? ATA of RAID?
Ik have a Dell Studio XPS 8000, BIOS versie: A03, Chipset: Intel PCH P55
Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 860 @ 2.80GHz (CPU:0)
Have you already installed your SSD? and what is the best option for the SATA type in the BIOS?
thanks for your reply
i don't want RAID
I just setup in my BIOS SATA on RAID, but I couldn't startup my PC! ;-(.
So I switched again to ATA, My PC runs now on my HDD and works.
I think I will not change SATA (now it is switched to ATA), and set my SSD to the SATA1 port and install my windows 7 on it. I hope I can set TRIM on afterwards,
You have to run the Microsoft FIX to switch to AHCI.
Go from IDE mode to AHCI mode for your SATA devices by running the Microsoft Fix It tool to enable AHCI driver support.
After running the MS Fit It Tool, reboot, enter the BIOS, change your controller mode to RAID AHCI, save the BIOS settings and reboot back into Windows.
After you use the BIOS setup of a Windows 7-based computer or a Windows Vista-based computer to change the Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) mode of the boot drive to use either the Advanced Host Controller Interface (AHCI) specification or redundant array of independent disks (RAID) features, you receive the following error message when the computer is restarted: