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FJO25
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Disable PCIe/SATA ports problems?

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Here is the situation. I do some freelance work for a medical company. Since it is medical there are very strict rules for encryption blah blah. Work drive (SSD PCIe) and 2 (SSD/mechanical) for gaming and such (boot & storage). If I boot to work it tries to encrypt my other two drives. er uh no. I see the bios can disable pcie slots and sata ports. Any issues if I disable/enable the drives I want to use on boot? Is a pain yes but is the only way I can think of to make it work. Just want to make sure by doing that I won't have any issues with the drives. Make sense? Figured that is easier than pulling the drives out manually each time.

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Hi:

 

That shouldn't be a problem to disable the sata ports.

 

Worst case scenario, is you set the BIOS to its defaults if for some unforeseen reasion, you run into a problem.

 

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What about the PCIe slot? Any issues if I disable that one? So I would alternate disabling the sata and enabling the PCIe, reboot, disable PCIe and enable sata. Back and forth as needed.

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You should be able to do that too, but just make sure you don't disable the one with the video card in it if so equipped.

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