no AHCI in BIOS means no SSD for me?

March 26, 2011 at 04:24:21
Specs: Windows 7, celeron 1.6ghz/2gb
the BIOS on my Gateway notebook doesn't appear to have this "enable AHCI" thingy - does this mean I won't get any benefit installing an SSD?

Ian


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#1
March 26, 2011 at 06:31:40
AHCI is just a generic method of running SATA drives. Look at the link below for more on AHCI.

Now, what is it you hope to gain by swapping out the drive? Is your current hard drive a SATA type?

I could have looked that up it you had provided a model number as instructed when you posted.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advanc...


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#2
March 26, 2011 at 06:47:42
Why would you "waste" a SSD on a Celeron with only 2GB RAM?

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#3
March 26, 2011 at 07:53:12
so no point then in your opinion?

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#4
March 26, 2011 at 09:31:16
are u getting ssd for free?

We can not fight new wars with old weapons, let he who desires peace prepare for war - PROPHET.


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#5
March 26, 2011 at 10:32:03
So, are you going to answer the questions?

Gateway model, SATA drive?


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#6
March 27, 2011 at 02:11:04
Gateway ML-6227B with sata drive
Hoping to gain bootup and application opening speed advantages
To mickliq: why is it a "waste" if I get the above?
To kuwese: irrelevant and unhelpful, but thanks anyway.

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#7
March 27, 2011 at 11:57:45
I would question weather or not the drive will work in your laptop.

As far as the other comments above go, they are simply suggesting that you are trying to make the laptop into something it isn't. In the process you are spending lots of cash. You will probably run out of storage space sooner than if you had stayed with the factory hard drive.

I am not sure about power settings with a SSD either. Biggest advantage I can see is durability when compared to a traditional HD.

You may be interested in the link below.

http://www.kingston.com/ssd/about.asp


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#8
March 27, 2011 at 16:00:29
I thought bootup times were improved? Anyway, the factory HDD is only 80gb (with only 40% used); the SSD I'm thinking of is 64gb at only £80ish, not too shabby surely?

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#9
March 27, 2011 at 17:36:08
to my mind a few seconds less time a start up is not nearly worth the cost of a SSD.

I will also say that solid state drives have a finite lifetime. So many cycles and then they may stop working. I am too cheap to even consider them.

You may also want to read about the downsides. There are a number of them.


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#10
March 28, 2011 at 02:33:19
OK, thanks to all

Ian


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