Eskro did a great thing starting this thread. I do find it a little confusing to read though.
Could we recap, please ?
Activate AHCI (instructions below)
Activate Trim ( how do you do this ?)
I think that TRIM is enabled automatically in Windows 7, but would have no idea how to check.
Get thumbnails to get generated somewhere else ? - how do you do this ?
Credit to "BlameTheBird
"make this change in the registry:
1. Startup "Regedit".
2. Open HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE / SYSTEM / CurrentControlset / Services.
3. Open msahci.
4. In the right field left click on "start" and go to Modify.
5. In the value Data field enter "0" and click "ok".
6. Exit "Regedit".
7. Reboot your rig and enter the BIOS (hold "Delete" key during Boot).
Now in your BIOS you can select ACHI instead of IDE under the settings labeled "Hardware Management", "Integrated Peripherals" or something similar.
When you boot back into windows 7, the OS will now recognize AHCI and install the proper devices. Now the system will prompt for one more reboot and, voila .. enjoy the improved SSD performance."