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EUS
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Re: How to tell if W8 hard drive is set up in IDE or AHCI mode?

Don't know about win8, but when I switched win7 to AHCI, all the hard drives, including c:\ became listed under 'removable drives' menu item in the taskbar.
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dave
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That's not normal.


EUS
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No?
Then please disregard.

dave
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Not according to the Windows 7 machines I have running fixed disks through storage controllers in AHCI mode, no. None of them show fixed AHCI disks as removable.

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said by dave:

That's not normal.

But in addition to that, main question is how to tell, if we can in W7 or W8, how a hard drive is setup, i.e. AHCI or not?

dave
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What is normal?

I think it's pretty reasonable to guess that a fixed disk being listed as 'removable' is not normal.

main question is how to tell ...

I'm not able to answer that until I get home to look at computers there (and perhaps not even then). Meanwhile, though, is there some reason you can't look in the BIOS?

FWIW, I believe it's the controller that's in AHCI/IDE mode, not the individual disk.


EUS
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Could've sworn that by design, enabling AHCI on sata ports enabled hotswapping.
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dave
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Could be controller-dependent. My internal desktop SATA ports don't support hotswapping.


EUS
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Either way, you're right that if OP checks the BIOS, it should say.
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