Serial ATA and RAID Controllers. Part III

SATA Port 0/2 Set to (SATA Port 1/3 Set to, SATA Port)

These parameters indicate which if IDE channels will be used by SATA-disks, and are set automatically depending on the value of the parameter “PATA IDE Mode”.

SATA 1/2 (SATA Port 1/2)

These parameters control an integrated controller Serial ATA, responsible for operation of SATA1 and SATA2.

Possible values:

  • Enabled (On, Auto) – the selected SATA port is on;
  • Disabled (Off, Not Installed) – the port is off.

A similar parameter “SATA3/4” turns on and off SATA3 and SATA4.

IDE SATA RAID Function (RAID Function, RAID Enabled)

This parameter turns on (a value “Enabled (On)”) or off (a value “Disabled (Off)”) an integrated RAID-controller.

Except RAID controllers integrated into the southern chipset bridge, many motherboards have additional RAID controllers of other developers. To turn on such RAID controller in BIOS, use a special parameter with one of the following names:

□ VIA SATA Raid Utility;

□ Onboard Sil3114 RAID;

□ Onboard Promise Controller;

□ JMicron SATA/PATA Controller;

□ Marvell SATA Controller;

□ Intel RAID Technology.

After turning on the RAID controller, the additional parameters may occur here for including some disks in RAID-array (SATA 1/2/3/4 RAID) and more accurate controller setting.


For the next setting of RAID-array, use a utility of RAID setting which is usually described in a manual for the motherboard.