01-15-2014 12:20 AM
I have a Compaq Presario F767nr and just installed a SSD (Samsung 840EVO). In order to optimize the drive, I need to enable AHCI, but(of course) bios setup does not option this, and Samsung Magician does not detect it. Does the MB / BIOS / Nvidia drivers even support AHCI? Bios is Phoenix F.0A, 3/22/2011.
Thank you for any help you can give me,
01-24-2014 02:11 PM
Thank you for your query. I am glad to assist you.
I understand that you are trying to install, a ssd drive and it is not detected by the bios. Your system does not support SSD drivers. For your information I am including the HP G6000 Notebook PC and Compaq Presario F700 Notebook PC Maintenance and Service Guide. Under hard drives, (page 40) you will see there are only 3 supported drives. I hope this has answered your question.
01-25-2014 01:16 AM
I appreciate your response and attempt to help me, but you misunderstood my question. I have already installed the SSD in the laptop. The BIOS acurately detected the drive. It is running Win 7 (x64). The system is compatable with any 2.5" SATA drive.
My question was this: Is the Presario F700 series (or specifically the F767NR) supportive of AHCI, or IDE only? I am trying to optimize the drive to get the most benifit, and in order to do that I need AHCI enabled, but the optimization software (Samsung Magician) can not detect AHCI. I know that most systems manufactured in 2008 did support AHCI, but maybe this one did not. Since the BIOS is locked, I can not get to an option to enable it, so I can not tell from that.
01-28-2014 08:23 AM
Thank you for your response.
Here is a link to document on How to Add Serial ATA (SATA) Drives to a Windows Installation.. The instructions should help you to enable AHCI. Please let me know if this has helped.