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Exiting The Bios Configuration Utility; Initializing The Physical Disks; Converting To Raid Disks; Converting To Non-Raid Disks - Dell PowerEdge S130 User Manual

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Exiting the BIOS Configuration Utility

1.
Press <Esc> in any menu screen.
A dialog box is displayed to confirm your choice.
2.
Select <C> to exit or press <Esc> to cancel.

Initializing the physical disks

New physical disks must be converted to RAID capable disks before they can be used. When you convert a disk to a RAID capable
one, the controller configuration information is written to the physical disk.
Physical disks with the following statuses can be initialized:
Non-RAID — A physical disk that was configured by a non-PERC S130.
Ready — Contains no stored data but has PERC S130 configuration information.
NOTE: Physical disks that are online cannot be converted to Non-RAID or RAID Capable disks.
1.
Enter the BIOS configuration utilty. See
2.
In the Main Menu field use the arrow keys to select the Initialize Physical Disk(s) option.
3.
Press <Enter>.
The Initializing the physical disk(s) screen is displayed.

Converting to RAID disks

1.
Enter the configuration utility. See
2.
Use the arrow keys to select Initializing the physical disks menu and press <Enter>.
3.
Select Convert to RAID disk and press <Enter>.
4.
Press <C> to continue.
5.
In the Physical Disks menu, use the arrow keys to move between the physical disks and press <Insert> to select the desired
physical disk.
6.
Press <Enter>.
The selected physical disk is converted to RAID capable disks.

Converting to Non-RAID disks

1.
Enter the configuration utility. See
2.
Use the arrow keys to select Initializing the physical disks menu and press <Enter>.
3.
Select Convert to Non-RAID disk and press <Enter>.
NOTE: Create a boot virtual disk only from disk drives populated across slots 0-3 of the system. For information
about the disk connectivity for AHCI devices, see
see the system specific Owner's Manual at dell.com/poweredgemanuals.
4.
Press <C> to continue.
5.
In the Physical Disks menu, use the arrow keys to move between the physical disks and press <Insert> to select the desired
physical disk.
6.
Press <Enter>.
The selected physical disk is converted to Non-RAID disks.
Entering the BIOS Configuration
Entering the BIOS Configuration
Entering the BIOS Configuration
Disk connectivity for AHCI
Utility.
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Utility.
devices, and for disks slot information,
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