I've recently decided to switch over to AHCI mode on all of my drives, but one of them is troubling me. I currently use a Solid State Drive as my boot drive, and I was wondering if I should enable AHCI for it too. Since there aren't any actual moving parts in solid states, will it actually improve the performance of the drive?
Based on looking online, most sites say I should enable it. I did see a couple of places that said it won't really affect it, and one that even said 'using AHCI on solid states drives will significantly reduce their performance and lifetime,' so I just wanted to ask around a little more just to be sure.
Another thing that is troubling me is that when I ran
fsutil behavior query DisableDeleteNotify
in CMD it returned a value of 0. This command is supposed to tell me if TRIM is enabled for my SSD. Based on a little research, 0 means it is, but this is only supposed to be possible when AHCI is enabled, which isn't possible since I haven't done any of the registry editing yet.
Not that I'm complaining, I would've turned it on anyway after I enabled AHCI, I'm just a bit confused.