08-26-2016 11:34 AM - edited 08-26-2016 12:13 PM
I have installed an SSD (Samsung EVO 850), and I want to ensure AHCI is set. Samsung Magician, says AHCI mode N/A, and I can't access the different menu items in the program. The PC is running Windows 10 - 64 bit.
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08-26-2016 11:40 AM
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08-26-2016 01:55 PM
This is a constant drumbeat here. The Samsung Magician software caused more problems than it solves. Since your laptop has two hard drive bays, the storage controller is actually RAID...not AHCI. However, the RAID uses all the same protocols as AHCI and is in fact effectively AHCI...TRIM and native command queing are activated. You do not need to worry. Your SSD is running optimally despite what the "Magician" may suggest.
08-26-2016 02:12 PM
Thanks for your reply. If we assume the disk is running perfectly, then there is another problem.
After the Windows animation is shown when booting the machine, there is a long pause, where it looks as if the machine does not do anything in about 80 sec. then the Welcome screen is shown and the desktop is loaded in about 5- 10 sec.
How do I find out what's going on in the 80 sec.? Maybe it is something that could be disabled?
08-26-2016 02:58 PM
How do you have the boot order set? It may be looking for something that is not there? Also there are several good boottime tweaking programs on the market (some freeware) that might let you alter what is trying to happen at boot and speed things up.