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Appendix B — SATA devices
This appendix describes how to use the Intel® Matrix Storage Manager option ROM Configuration Utility
to set up and manage SATA RAID volumes.
NOTE:
If only a single HDD is attached, the Intel Matrix Storage Manager option ROM will not execute,
and no associated messages will be displayed.
Intel's Serial ATA AHCI BIOS always executes when RAID/AHCI is selected for the SATA emulation
mode. This BIOS is only used to support serial attached optical drives. When an HDD is attached, the
AHCI BIOS properly identifies the HDD that is connected to the appropriate SATA port and displays
(Device not supported in this configuration). This message is expected and is not an indication of a
problem.

Attaching SATA HDDs

Attach the required number of SATA HDDs for the desired RAID level.
RAID 0: two to six HDDs
RAID 1: two HDDs
RAID 5: three to six HDDs
RAID 10: four to six HDDs

Configuring system BIOS

Configure the system BIOS to enable embedded SATA RAID functionality.
1.
Press
F10
2.
Use the arrow keys to highlight the desired language, then press Enter.
3.
Press left arrow, right arrow, left arrow, and right arrow to highlight Storage>Storage Options,
then press Enter.
4.
Press the up or down arrow key to highlight SATA Emulation.
5.
Press the left or right arrow key to select RAID/AHCI.
6.
Press
F10
7.
Press left arrow, right arrow, left arrow, and right arrow to highlight Advanced > Power-On
Options, then press Enter.
8.
Press the up or down arrow key to highlight POST Messages.
9.
Press the left or right arrow key to select Enable.
10.
Press
F10
11.
Use the arrow keys to highlight Advanced>Device Options, and press Enter.
12.
Press the up or down arrow key to highlight SATA RAID Option ROM Download, and press
Enter.
ENWW
to enter the system BIOS setup.
to accept the new setting.
to accept the new setting.
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