How to Access the BIOS Configuration Utility on Intel® RAID Controllers

Last Reviewed: 13-Apr-2017
Article ID: 000006805

Depending on which controller is installed, access the BIOS Configuration Utility during BIOS POST by pressing Control and one other character:

  • <Ctrl>+<R> for the newest Intel® RAID Controllers (12 GB/s)
  • <Ctrl>+<G> for the previous Intel® RAID Controller models (both 3 and 6 GB/s)
  • <Ctrl>+<I> for Intel® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise (Intel® RSTe)
  • <Ctrl>+<E> for Intel® Embedded Server RAID Technology 2 (ESRT2)
  • <Ctrl>+<C> for very old Intel® RAID Controllers, the majority of which are 3 GB/s

Use this utility to create arrays and diagnose configurations. Use Intel® RAID Web Console 2 from within the OS for additional functionality.

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