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ACHI mode and IDE hard drives

leafs580

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Hey everyone!

Just had a question. I installed windows 8 in ACHI mode in the bios to get the added performance and what not and its proved to be even smoother than IDE mode.

Now I have two IDE hard drives that i'm not using because i'm waiting for windows 8 drivers for my PCI/PCIe Sata/IDE controller card and its not built-in into my motherboard as I just bought it brand new.

So my question is, having it in ACHI mode, can it conflict with my IDE drives? so what if I decide to use my PCI/PCIe sata/ide controller card?

I have one PCI sata/ide card that does not have a bios built in from VIA and a PCIe JMicron sata/ide controller and it has a bios built in.

I just want to try and avoid any complications that would have to make me somehow re-install windows 8. I just got it the way I want it to be :D
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 3450
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte Z77-D3H
    Memory
    DDR3 8GB Corsair PC3-10700H (667 MHz)
    Graphics Card(s)
    INTEL HD graphics
    Sound Card
    VIA VT2021
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SyncMaster 2494SW
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080 HDMI
    Hard Drives
    OCZ- VERTEX2
    1 Seagate, 3 WD
    PSU
    OCZ 500-550W 3-4 years
    Internet Speed
    25Mbps Down 2Mbps UP
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
    Country Flag
    Canada
    State/Region Flag
    ca ontario

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