BIOS Configuration Utility
The BIOS Configuration Utility, also known as (<Ctrl><R>), is a storage management application integrated into the System BIOS
<F2>, which configures and maintains RAID disk groups and virtual disks. The BIOS Configuration Utility (<Ctrl><R>) is
independent of the operating system.
NOTE: Use the BIOS Configuration Utility (<Ctrl><R>) for initial setup and disaster recovery. You can use advanced
features through Dell OpenManage storage management applications.
The following sections provide information about using the BIOS Configuration Utility (<Ctrl><R>). For more information, see the
online help option by pressing <F1> in the BIOS Configuration Utility (<Ctrl><R>).
The table below indicates the tasks that are supported or not supported by the PERC S130 at the BIOS Configuration Utility
Table 5. BIOS Configuration Utility (<Ctrl><R>) Tasks
PERC S130 Tasks
Set check consistency rate
Create virtual disk
Entering the BIOS Configuration Utility
Turn on the system.
While the system starts up, press <Ctrl><R> to boot to the BIOS configuration utility.
CAUTION: If SATA Controller is not set to RAID Mode, data might be destroyed. Ensure that you backup all data
before changing modes.
NOTE: If the BIOS Configuration Utility <Ctrl><R> does not appear and your system uses a PERC S130, press <F2>
to access the Dell system BIOS. In the SATA Settings field, ensure that SATA Controller is set to RAID Mode. If the
settings are correct and the BIOS Configuration Utility <Ctrl><R> does not appear contact Dell support at dell.com/
NOTE: The PERC S130 adapter supports Dell-supported SATA-based tape devices. With the S130 controller, system
can boot to a tape device using an internal Dell RD1000 tape device. Once configured to boot to a tape device, press
<Esc> or click Back in any browser screen until you return to the System Setup Main Menu and exit normally to
continue to boot to a tape device. The RD1000 option goes to the end of the boot order listing, if <Ctrl><Alt><Del>
is selected and you would not be able to boot to RD1000.
Supported by S130