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Dell Optiplex 3020 enable RAID 1
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I have a few OptiPlex 3020s I am rebuilding and upgrading, and was sad to learn Dell only has AHCI support in the BIOS, but no RAID option.

I am wondering if this is something that can be easily modded and "turned on" in the existing BIOS code, without any major code revisions.

I am looking to do RAID 1 only.

Link to latest BIOS update from Dell, version A19:

https://downloads.dell.com/FOLDER0530030...020A19.exe

The OptiPlex 3020, in all form factors, MiniTower, Small Form Factor, and Micro, use the Intel H81 Chipset.

Any help would be appreciated.
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H81 does not support RAID, and I checked the BIOS and the SATA operation option only has Disabled, ATA, or AHCI options (even if manipulated, still no RAID)
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(06-03-2019, 01:02 PM)Lost_N_BIOS Wrote: H81 does not support RAID, and I checked the BIOS and the SATA operation option only has Disabled, ATA, or AHCI options (even if manipulated, still no RAID)

Wow, thanks for doing the speedy investigation, I was unaware of the limitation of this chipset.

This thread can now be closed.
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You're welcome!
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