So as I posted in the last purchase topic, I got this SanDisk SSD as a Christmas present. It was on sale at the time and it seemed like a good deal, which it was. I always wanted to put an SSD in my old laptop, and this seemed like a good opportunity to do so. I installed the drive yesterday, together with a fresh Windows 7 installation. Don't ask me why it's not Windows 8.1, I just had the USB ready with W7, so I thought it didn't matter that much anyway. The drive itself works fine, I can definitely feel a performance increase compared to the old 2.5" 5400RPM 8MB drive. However, it's not as good as it could be. The drive could be 10x faster, but I am stuck on IDE settings in BIOS, because the motherboard does not support AHCI mode. This is very weird, because the laptop isn't that old. I actually flashed BIOS today to the newest version available and I can still see no AHCI option there. Only IDE. For the record, my 840 EVO goes up to 580MB/sec in sequential writes, so it's quite a loss. I am just posting this simply as a rant. As a rant to myself for not checking out this before. But to be honest, I did not expect it to end like this. I couldn't even think it would not be fully supported. The laptop is Asus X61SL and it uses a F50 model motherboard. I am just posting this for people who have the same model and are thinking of slightly extending its life cycle. Be warned. And to other people, check if your oldie can actually cope with it. Thoughts? Ideas? They are welcome.