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Question from Pete: I read your post about speeding up a PC by replacing the hard drive with an SSD. Thanks for such an awesome tip!
I ordered a Crucial 1TB SSD to go in my old HP DV7t-7000 laptop and it arrived today.
When I went to install it the instructions said to set the SATA port to AHCI mode in the BIOS settings. The problem is I couldn’t find a way to make that change in the BIOS.
I emailed HP tech support and asked them how to change to AHCI mode in the BIOS and they said I can’t because that setting is locked out in that machine.
My question is will an SSD not work with this laptop? [Read more…]