Computer Setup (F10) Utility menu descriptions (continued)
Saves changes to system configuration and exits the Computer Setup (F10) Utility.
Lists all installed storage devices including hard disk, SATA 0, USB, CD-ROM, IDE Primary 0, and
When a device is selected, detailed information and options are displayed.
Identifies the hard disk drives on the system by model, firmware, serial number, connector color,
emulation type, multi-sector transfers, and translation mode.
Identifies the CD-ROM drives on the system.
Diskette Type (for legacy diskette drives only)
Identifies the highest capacity media type accepted by the diskette drive. Options are 3.5" 1.44
MB, 5.25" 1.2 MB, and Not Installed.
Enables you to set the default values for IDE and SATA devices such as the following:
Multisector Transfers (IDE disks only)–Specifies how many sectors are transferred per multi-
sector Programmed Input/Output (PIO) operation. Options (subject to device capabilities) are
Disabled, 8, and 16.
Transfer Mode (IDE devices only)–Specifies the active data transfer mode. Options (subject
to device capabilities) are PIO 0, Max PIO, Enhanced DMA, Ultra DMA 0, and Max UDMA.
Translation Mode (IDE/SATA disks only)–Enables you to select the translation mode to be
used for the device, which enables the BIOS to access disks partitioned and formatted on
other systems and may be necessary for users of older versions of UNIX (for example, SCO
UNIX version 3.2). Options are Bit-Shift, LBA Assisted, Off, and Automatic.
The Automatic option has been added to allow BIOS to automatically
determine the translation mode used to configure a previously formatted IDE, SATA,
or USB mass storage device. This setting prevents you from having to know how the
mass storage device was previously formatted.
Ordinarily, the translation mode selected automatically by the BIOS should not be changed.
If the selected translation mode is not compatible with the translation mode that was active
when the disk was partitioned and formatted, the data on the disk will be inaccessible.
Removable Media Boot
Enables and disables ability to boot the system from removable media.
Legacy Diskette Write
Enables and disables ability to write data to legacy media.
BIOS DMA Data Transfers
Determine the point where BIOS enables DMA transfers for both IDE and SATA devices when
possible during POST to increase transfer speed.
Computer Setup (F10) Utility