Computer Setup (F10) Utility menu descriptions (continued)
Exits computer setup without applying or saving changes.
Saves changes to system configuration and exits the computer setup.
Lists installed non-SCSI storage devices (except SATA devices) and provides options for obtaining
specific information about each device:
Hard Disk—Provides information about the hard disk drives in the computer. It is available in
IDE Mode only.
CD-ROM—Provides information about the optical disk drives in the computer. (IDE mode
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.
Default Values—Resets devices to their default configuration (SATA is the default).
Multisector Transfers—Defines the transfer of data per interrupt. Options are 8, 16, and
Disable (16 is the default).
Transfer Mode—Specifies the active data transfer mode. Options (subject to device
capabilities) are Max UDMA, PIO 0, Max PIO, Enhanced DMA, and Ultra DMA0. (Max
UDMA is the default).
Translation Mode—Enables the BIOS to determine the translation mode used to
configure a formatted SATA or USB mass storage device. This prevents you from
needing to know how the mass storage device was formatted. Options are Automatic,
Bit Shift, LBA Assisted, Use (Cylinders, Heads, Sectors), and Off. Automatic is the
Ordinarily, you should not change the translation mode selected by the BIOS. If the
selected translation mode is not compatible with the translation mode that was active
when the drive was partitioned and formatted, the data on the disk is inaccessible.
Provides these options:
Removable Media Boot—Enables and disables the ability to start the computer from
Legacy Diskette Write—Enables and disables the ability to write data to removable media.
SATA Emulation—Sets the SATA emulation mode with the following options:
RAID + AHCI—both the RAID and AHCI OPROMs execute. This emulation mode is the
default and offers the best performance and most functionality.
IDE —offers standard SATA supports (four ports only).
SATA PORT 0-n—enables and disables the SATA ports. Offers these configurations:
GEN 2/3.0 Gbps (Internal Only/eSATA Only)
GEN 1/1.5 Gbps (eSATA Only)
Select a drive—Enables you to select a drive to test. This option is available in SATA IDE emulation
The DPS self-test function directs an IDE hard disk to run an internal self-test and report the results.
If the SATA controller is not in IDE emulation mode, the DPS self-test option is not displayed in the
This selection appears only when at least one drive capable of performing the IDE DPS self-test
is attached to the computer. By default, the SATA controller is in RAID+AHCI mode, so this option
is not displayed
The Computer Setup (F10) Utility