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I just purchased a new board for my Windows Server 2012 install.   I plan on hosting a Drivepool arry and the machine will mainly be used for Plex.

 

The machine has been running well but I'm wondering if I should install the native chipset / SATA drivers.  I've read a few threads that indicate that the drivers can have a large impact on the performance of the array but I don't really want to add any additional "failure" points. 

 

So, are the default Microsoft AHCI drivers good enough or should I install the AMD driver package?

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I just purchased a new board for my Windows Server 2012 install.   I plan on hosting a Drivepool arry and the machine will mainly be used for Plex.

 

The machine has been running well but I'm wondering if I should install the native chipset / SATA drivers.  I've read a few threads that indicate that the drivers can have a large impact on the performance of the array but I don't really want to add any additional "failure" points. 

 

So, are the default Microsoft AHCI drivers good enough or should I install the AMD driver package?

 

I'd be inclined to use the manufacture drivers, especially when it comes the chipset and controllers to name a few.  They typically offer additional functionally over the standard MS drivers, I can't comment on better performance, performance is relative depending on your hardware anyway.  just my 2 cents.

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dbailey is right, a lot of times, the specific drivers can make a lot of difference. 

 

I'd recommend backing up the system, and then install the drivers. See if it boost performance, or makes the system unstable. 

That way, you can roll back, if you need to.

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