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    Installing Samsung SSD with an ASRock 890GX Extreme4?

    I have been trying to update a no name computer with an SSD and have run into a problem. Of course I have tried the ASRock support forum and tech suport, but so far nothing back, so I thought I would ask here:

    I have two HDs (not-RAID), and a DVD drive, all SATA3 installed. The current BIOS settings are:

    SATA Mode IDE
    SATA IDE Combined Mode Enable

    I have added a Samsung SSD, and have it working except that the docs and configuration software recommend switching to AHCI for best performance. If I switch the SATA mode to AHCI, the only drive which shows is the SSD.

    The performance in the EID mode is still far better than the conventional HDs, but I would like to get the recommended mode operating.

    Any suggestions, or additional information needed?

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    The most likely cause is that Windows no longer recognises the drives in AHCI mode - this is expected because the addressing is different in each mode. The easiest fix is to backup the disks with an imaging program, then change to AHCI mode, boot from the backup software recovery disk and restore to the disks.
    Having the image backup also allows you to revert if it all goes pear shaped.

    Use one of the free backup programs, Macrium, Easus etc.

    cheers, Paul

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    Paul,

    I use Acronis True Image and have bailed myself a few times with a full image restore. I will wait a bit to see whether there is another fix suggested, and if not will go that route. Thanks for the suggestion.

    Treg

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    Paul,

    Followed your suggestion, and it worked perfectly. Thanks for the helpful input.

    Treg

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    cheers, Paul

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