I have a Samsung 840 EVO 500GB SSD. It is amazing! So now I wanted to optimize it for my Windows 7 Professional. I have done things like: disabling drive indexing, stopped the automatic defragging, stopped prefetch and superfetch, etc. (all recommended by the pros of my magazine, MaximumPC). Once I did this definite improvements happened. Next I installed the Samsung Magician software (see image 01). MaxPC said I should be running the SSD in AHCI mode. The software tells me this and it tells me that it cannot detect a SATA interface. My MoBo is a GIGABYTE GA-870A-UD3 2 WAYS AM3 870 D
. Now I go into Bios (image 02) and I see the "OnChip SATA Type" is Native IDE. I change this to AHCI (image 03) and double check it is booting to the SSD. I save the changes, it reboots and then... the trouble started. I get a BSOD (image 05) and it simply will not boot into the SSD properly. I tried this several times and it still will not work correctly. I went back into Bios and switched it back to Native IDE, set it once again to boot from the SSD and NOT my HDD data drive and all returned to normal. I decided to run a performance benchmark with the Magician software (image 07).
What did I do wrong? Is there a way to correct this? Or is my MoBo too old (2011) to do this properly?