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Advanced Host Controller Interface (AHCI) Option in BIOS

The BIOS Setup Utility provides an option to enable AHCI, this can be found under the Advanced | ATA Controller setup page.

Enabling the AHCI provides access to all 6 SATA ports on the server board. If this is not enabled, the user will only have access to 4 ports on the server board.

When AHCI is enabled, under Microsoft Windows*, an AHCI driver is required to be loaded at install time to ensure proper operation. On Linux* supported operating systems, a driver is not required.

For details on the AHCI Specification, please check the AHCI Webpage.

This applies to:

Intel® Server Board S5000PAL
Intel® Server Board S5000PSL Family
Intel® Server Board S5000VCL
Intel® Server Board S5000VSA
Intel® Server Board S5000XSL
Intel® Server System SC5400RA
Intel® Workstation Board S5000XVN

Solution ID: CS-025355
Last Modified: 06-Mar-2015
Date Created: 03-Jan-2007
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