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Requirements for Using Advanced Host Controller Interface (AHCI) Native Command Queuing Feature

Last Reviewed: 15-Mar-2016
Article ID: 000006419

Native Command Queuing (NCQ) is a feature supported by Advanced Host Controller Interface (AHCI). It allows ATA drives to accept more than one command at a time and dynamically reorder the commands for maximum efficiency. NCQ, when used in conjunction with a hard drive that supports NCQ, can increase storage performance on random workloads.

In order to take advantage of NCQ, you need:

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NCQ Overview