3 Replies Latest reply on Jun 20, 2014 11:34 AM by john_s@intel

    S5500BC AHCI vs. RAID & added SATA Hot Swap Card


      Running a S5500BC with ESRT based RAID1 for OS HDD set and a second RAID1 for DATA set.  Would like to add an aftermarket SATA Hot Swap controller to allow local backup onto several 1 TB HDDs in a multi-drive rotation.


      Aftermarket controller needs to be run in AHCI mode to provide the Hot Swap capabilities.  This has been confirmed in a Win7 Pro environment.


      As S5500BC BIOS needs to be run in RAID mode to activate the ESRT for the abovementioned arrays is there any way of adding this #2 SATA interface under AHCI to coexist with the ESRT capabilities of the MB?