DamnYank Posted March 3, 2013 Share Posted March 3, 2013 Hello; I've got an aging gaming PC, that I thought I would try and boost the performance on somewhat so I purchased a Force GS series SSD, specifically CSSD-F240GBGS-BK. I disconnected the SATA and power cables from my two existing HDD's and power up into the main motherboard BIOS. I looks at the south bridge options but, I do not see an option for AHCI. In fact, I cannot find that option anywhere in BIOS. The south bridge options I have are Legacy IDE, Native IDE and RAID. The motherboard is a DFI Lanparty UT 790FX-m2r and has a SB600 chipset and I suspect there might be no AHCI option. I had read somewhere that I might be able to load the SB600 AHCI RAID drivers. So I set it to RAID, and rebooted. Then I went into the RAID BIOS. The SSD is recognized displaying channel 1 and it's name. The options here are RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 10, RAID Ready and JBOD. The only option I am able to choose is "RAID ready" as all other options require more than one disk. I choose RAID Ready, save the configuration and reboot. During the POST, the RAID BIOS shows the RAID Ready disk, then a verifying DMI pool message appears and finally I see the message "disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter". I went back into the main motherboard BIOS and set it to Native IDE and rebooted, now the SATA controller sees the drive and I am able to start the Win 7 install process. However, I am hesitant to do so as I've read about potential performance degradation issues without using AHCI to allow TRIM to function properly. I'd be most appreciative of any suggestions or solutions. Thanks in advance P.S. I realize some of you might say buy a newer motherboard. That is not an option for me currently due to monetary constraints. The only reason I could buy the SSD is because of a gift card I received. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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