[TriLUG] Slow hard drive Centos 5.6
norwoodm at embarqmail.com
Thu Oct 6 16:56:09 EDT 2011
Thanks for the suggestion, but I can not find anything in this BIOS that
allows me to make any useful changes involving the hard drive or it's
controller. I am just using F2 when system boots which seems pretty
standard with Dell, and I get into the setup, but it seems like they give
pretty limited options with this machine.
On Thu, 6 Oct 2011, Alan Sterger wrote:
> In my Dell BIOS, there is a setting Advanced Chipset Features >
> Integrated Peripherals > SATA Mode. Initially, this was set to ATA.
> Change it to RAID. This enables AHCI which enables the faster SATA mode
> drivers. Note, setting RAID mode in BIOS will NOT implement RAID, just
> the AHCI drivers. Certainly, Dell's initial ATA setting was to lower
> support calls.
> However, proceeding with a Ctrl-I at boot, WILL take you into Intel's
> Rapid Storage Technology option ROM that will reformat.
> -- Alan
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