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Advanced Host Controller Interface (AHCI) Option in BIOS for Boards and Kits

Last Reviewed: 27-Dec-2016
Article ID: 000007587

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.