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I would like to use the Dell PowerEdge R520's on-board 6-port SATA controller which allows up to 4 SATA drives, however the configurator requires you to enable the S110 software RAID for that, which is Windows-only. Does that mean that Linux won't be able to see drives?

I want to use LVM so all that would require is that the drives are individually visible.

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Summarized it means that you can disable the RAID functionality in the BIOS and create the Software Raid in Linux. Windows only means that you don´t have to configure any RAID in Windows.

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