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AHCI or IDE

Discussion in 'Storage' started by AphexDreamer, Jul 13, 2010.

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Which do you use?

  1. AHCI

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  2. IDE

    2 vote(s)
    18.2%
  1. AphexDreamer

    AphexDreamer

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    Which offers the best performance?

    I'v been reading and reading but I still haven't come to a conclusion which would you rather use?
     
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    dr emulator (madmax)

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    as an o/s master or as a storage interface?

    well untill i put this ud7 and i7 920 together, i'd say i'm using an ide for my systems drive,
    i did use sata 1.5 as the o/s drive but it suffered from lag when i used my hauppauge tv card
    (but that was with my current mobo, which had an old 8237 intel controller chip on it iirc, which won't accept anything above a 320 gb hard drive:wtf::shadedshu either that or my new 1tb and 500gb are pooped:eek::twitch::cry:

    which offers the best ey hm scratchin chin.gif well i'd say sata (i'll be able to tell you within the next few weeks, if all goes well :D)
     
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    I always prefer ahci but I couldn`t tell you if there was a real difference.
     
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    I generally use AHCI because it allows for use of advanced SATA capabilities such as hot-plugging and NCQ. Also IDE or PATA has a limitation on cable lengths.
     

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