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Proliant ML110 - Additional drive in SATA 5 or 6

mcormick
Collector

Proliant ML110 - Additional drive in SATA 5 or 6

Hi, I currently have 2 groups of drives, each a RAID 1 setup, utilizing the B110i RAID controller. This controller has a 4 drive RAID maximum.

Ports 5 and 6 (3gbit ODD SATA ports) are not used, but I would like to utilise one of them for an additional (SSD) drive in non-RAID.

I am unable to achieve this. Each time I select SATA 5 or 6 to be a AUTO or ATAPI type, the setting is forgotten by the BIOS, probably because I have set the "SATA MODE SELECTION" to "RAID".

So, what am I doing wrong? Surely I am able to utilize the two remaining SATA ports, albeit not using the RAID controller? Thank you in advance!

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mcormick
Collector

Re: Proliant ML110 - Additional drive in SATA 5 or 6

The Array Configuration Utility can identify the drive and sees "Unassigned Drives (1)". 

What if I set the "SATA MODE SELECTION" to "AHCI"? Will the two RAID arrays continue to function or is the RAID controller bypassed completely then?

mcormick
Collector

Re: Proliant ML110 - Additional drive in SATA 5 or 6

OK, so I bought a PCI-e card for 30 euro's. Spending money is less painful than working with HP.