Chapter 3 Appendix
Before you begin, please prepare the following items:
At least two SATA hard drives or SSDs. (To ensure optimal performance, it is recommended that you use
two hard drives with identical model and capacity). (Note)
Windows setup disk.
Motherboard driver disk.
A USB thumb drive.
A. Installing SATA hard drive(s) in your computer
Install the hard drives/SSDs in the SATA/M.2 connectors on the motherboard. Then connect the power connectors
from your power supply to the hard drives.
1. Turn on your computer and press <Delete> to enter BIOS Setup during the POST (Power-On Self-Test).
Under Chipset, ensure Chipset SATA Port Enable is enabled. Set SATA Mode to RAID. Then save the
set NVMe RAID mode to Enabled.)
2. 
settings and exit BIOS Setup. Refer to "C-2" for more information.
 
The BIOS Setup menus described in this section may differ from the exact settings for your motherboard.
The actual BIOS Setup menu options you will see shall depend on the motherboard you have and
the BIOS version.
1. In BIOS Setup, go to BIOS and set CSM Support to Disabled. Save the changes and exit BIOS Setup.
2. After the system reboot, enter BIOS Setup again. Then enter the 
Utility sub-menu.
3. On the  screen, press <Enter> on Array Management to enter the Create
Array screen. Then, select a RAID level. RAID levels supported include RAID 0, RAID 1, and RAID 10 (the
selections available depend on the number of the hard drives being installed). Next, press <Enter> on Select
Physical Disks to enter the Select Physical Disks screen.
4. On the Select Physical Disks screen, select the hard drives to be included in the RAID array and set them
to Enabled. Next, use the down arrow key to move to Apply Changes and press <Enter>. Then return to
the previous screen and set the Array Size, Array Size Unit, Read Cache Policy and Write Cache Policy.
(Note) An M.2 PCIe SSD cannot be used to set up a RAID set either with an M.2 SATA SSD or a SATA hard
RAID Levels
Minimum Number of
Hard Drives
 2 4
Array Capacity Number of hard drives *
Size of the smallest drive
Size of the smallest drive (Number of hard drives/2) *
Size of the smallest drive
Fault Tolerance No Yes Yes
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