I have an eMachine ET-1352-53. I upgraded the HD to Samsung SSD 840 EVO 250GB. Everything is working fine and it runs noticeably faster, but it is making only about 40% of the targeted benchmark scores in the SSD's own Samsung Magician software!
In that same software, when I go to the OS Optimization menu, it stated the following: "AHCI is disabled for one or more connected SSDs. System must boot in AHCI mode for best performance."
I didn't find anything in my BIOS to change it, so I googled and saw an article stating: "In your BIOS select "Integrated Peripherals" and OnChip PATA/SATA Devices. Now change SATA Mode to AHCI from IDE."
However, when I tried to go to eMachine's BIOS, under Integrated Peripherals (and anywhere else I searched) I could not find any place where there is any option to switch from SATA to AHCI.
Am I missing something? Or is my desktop incompatible with AHCI mode? I certainly hope it's not the latter!
Thanks in advance!