Solved Do I need to set AHCI for SSD drive?

Dell Inspiron 17-7737 intel core i7 4500...
November 4, 2020 at 18:44:54
Specs: Windows 10, i5-8300H/16gb
I have another Dell G3 Gaming laptop with an NVMe PCIe drive in it, Intel 8300H CPU, Intel UHD 630/GTX 1050 graphics,16gb of RAM and I am going to remove the NVMe drive and put an SSD drive in it so that I can put install Ubuntu 20 on it. My question is, do I need to switch the the hard drive in the BIOS to AHCI for the SSD drive? All replies are greatly respected and appreciated.

Loretta

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#1
November 4, 2020 at 20:26:48
Advantages and disadvantages of ACHI and IDE:
https://www.partitionwizard.com/clo...

Why do you want to exchange an ultrafast SSD-drive (NVM-e) with a slower SSD-drive?

KUBUTU looks a bit like Win-7

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#2
November 5, 2020 at 01:53:02
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You know that you can install Ubuntu on an NVME drive, don't you?

https://www.dell.com/support/articl...


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#3
November 5, 2020 at 04:36:38
And why Ubuntu when there's Mint? It's based on Ubuntu but more user friendly. Have a look at the Xfce edition.
https://linuxmint.com/rel_ulyana_xf...

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November 5, 2020 at 07:40:05
Thanks for your prompt reply. My cousin gave me this laptop in exchange for several tech toys that I had. I had purchased a newer model of the G3 line with a 10th gen cpu. I had been curious about Linux distros for awhile now. I wanted to compare OS vs OS performance with different applications. I thought I had read where Ubuntu doesn't play nice with the Intel Rapid Storage program, so here I am. Grazie mille.

Loretta


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November 6, 2020 at 00:17:53
Thanks for the reply. I did not know that you could install Ubuntu on an NVMe drive. Thanks for the info. I can't remember where I read that Ubuntu 'doesn't like' Intel Rapid Storage.

Loretta


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November 7, 2020 at 06:26:49
Linux Mint 20 is more Windows-like: https://distrowatch.com/images/scre...
Ubuntu 20 has become more cellphone-like: https://distrowatch.com/images/scre...

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