Creating a JBOD Configuration
The BIOS RAID utility does not report non-RAID drives to the system BIOS.
If a non-RAID boot drive or data drive is desired, create a JBOD so the BIOS RAID utility will report the drive to the system BIOS.
1. Select 'Create RAID set' from the Main Menu section of the RAID Configuration Utility screen.
2. Select 'JBOD' and press Enter.
3. Select 'JBOD drive' from the Physical Drive list and press Enter.
4. Select the size of the JBOD drive with the ↑ and ↓ keys and press Enter.
5. When the 'Are You Sure?' confirmation prompt appears, respond 'Y' to complete the JBOD configuration.
The hard disk should now be listed in the BIOS menu as a 'JBOD' device.
So it is really very intuitive (not!).
1. By default it does not add SATA disks to the BIOS
2. You must use the RAID firmware to add a non-RAID disk (or change the firmware to the 'IDE' version to add SATA non-RAID disks automatically)
3. You must click on 'Create RAID' to add a non-RAID disk
4. You must choose 'JBOD' (=Just a Bunch of Disks) when you want to add a single disk
5. You choose the 'JBOD' device as listed in the BIOS because it is a single plain disk
They really could not make it more difficult to understand if they tried! 😲