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I left my BIOS SATA settings on IDE mode

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No it will just run slower is all (1.5 instead of 3), you might get lucky and change it in the BIOS and it will boot into windows. Give it a shot and report back
 
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  1. Right-click the Windows Start Menu. Choose Command Prompt (Admin).
  2. Type this command and press ENTER: bcdedit /set {current} safeboot minimal
  3. Restart the computer and enter BIOS Setup (the key to press varies between systems).
  4. Change the SATA Operation mode to AHCI from either IDE or RAID (again, the language varies).
  5. Save changes and exit Setup and Windows will automatically boot to Safe Mode.
  6. Right-click the Windows Start Menu once more. Choose Command Prompt (Admin).
  7. Type this command and press ENTER: bcdedit /deletevalue {current} safeboot
  8. Reboot once more and Windows will automatically start with AHCI drivers enabled.
source: dhagerjohns post #2
 
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IDE mode was not design for ssd drives, in the worst case it can lead to much faster than designed degradation of this drive. Set it to ahci and you will be a lot safer as drive will last much longer. Also ide mode can transfer data with top speed of 133MB/s, sata is up to 600MB/s so you will feel gains in speed.
 
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IDE mode was not design for ssd drives
Neither was AHCI.

in the worst case it can lead to much faster than designed degradation of this drive.
IDE mode by itself does nothing what would degrade drive faster. Two things that may, are incorrect alignment and disabled TRIM. Both of those are controller mode independent.

Also ide mode can transfer data with top speed of 133MB/s
Are you sure you are not confusing interface with hardware specifics of PATA? SATA controllers running in IDE mode can go way beyond 133MB/s...
 

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If you installed Windows with the controller in IDE mode, it may not boot when you switch it to AHCI mode. If that happens, just switch it back.
 

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IDE mode by itself does nothing what would degrade drive faster. Two things that may, are incorrect alignment and disabled TRIM. Both of those are controller mode independent.
I agree with everything you said except for sort of this. While having the controller set to IDE mode won't degrade the drive physically in any way, it will degrade the write performance slightly over time due to TRIM commands not being able to be issued to the SSD. The IDE mode doesn't allow TRIM to function properly, but with today's modern SSDs that isn't too big of an issue, because the SSD itself usually always has built in garbage collection anyway that will for the most part take care of keeping write performance at a reasonable point.

That said, I'd still try to switch it over to AHCI.
 
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The IDE mode doesn't allow TRIM to function properly
Feel free to provide your sources, then. Both wiki and this state the opposite.


The method with safe mode should be preferred when switching modes. The registry change is less convenient, and the actual driver's name changed between win7 and win8.
 
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trim_(computing)

From what I understand you can just the "optimize drive" feature in windows 10 or get a 3rd party program if you want (auslogics or piriform) to run TRIM commands.

I have heard that the new controllers for SSD's already have that feature built in already. I wouldn't worry about the health of the drive in IDE mode;
But you will have lower speed. Maybe if you do decide to switch it from IDE to ACHI mode run a benchmark on the drive so we can see what the difference really is...
 

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Feel free to provide your sources, then. Both wiki and this state the opposite.
All I know is that when I've tested if TRIM is working on drives in IDE mode in the past, it wasn't working. But, like I said, it doesn't really matter with modern drives anyway.
 
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Thanks to all of you for your help! You are an awesome bunch!
  1. Right-click the Windows Start Menu. Choose Command Prompt (Admin).
  2. Type this command and press ENTER: bcdedit /set {current} safeboot minimal
  3. Restart the computer and enter BIOS Setup (the key to press varies between systems).
  4. Change the SATA Operation mode to AHCI from either IDE or RAID (again, the language varies).
  5. Save changes and exit Setup and Windows will automatically boot to Safe Mode.
  6. Right-click the Windows Start Menu once more. Choose Command Prompt (Admin).
  7. Type this command and press ENTER: bcdedit /deletevalue {current} safeboot
  8. Reboot once more and Windows will automatically start with AHCI drivers enabled.
source: dhagerjohns post #2
And thanks Final_Fighter for the guide. I will definetly try it as soon as I gather the courage. I saved this entire thread as PDF. :love:
 
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