Lesson 03 - SATA and RAID Configuration
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We’re going to assume that you’ve already installed your drives into the case and connected the data and power cables to them. If you need help doing this Home PC Builder Installation Lesson 5 will show you how.
Enabling AHCI or RAID in the BIOS
When you power the computer on you need to go into the BIOS. On most systems F2 or Delete will get you in. We need to set the SATA controller mode to AHCI or RAID. AHCI enables all the features of SATA. RAID will allow us to create a RAID array on 2 or more drives so they appear as one drive in Windows. On my computer the setting is in Integrated Peripherals called PCH SATA Control Mode.
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