Addonics Technologies AD2SAHMSA User Manual
Steps to Create HyperDuo from Controller BIOS
T E C H N O L O G I E S
1.Connect one HDD and one mSATA SSD to Hybrid HDD - mSATA SSD controller.
2.Enter Ctrl_M during Marvell Controller POST display to enter into BIOS Menu
3.Select “HBA 0: Marvell 0” and Enter
4.Hit Enter “ Configuration Wizard” selection dialog box
5.Hit “Space bar” to select SSD and HDD, an ‘*” will appear next to the device after it is selected.
6.After SSD and HDD are selected, hit Enter
7.“HyperDuo: Safe” option is highlight. This is the default selection.
8.Hit enter, a pull down menu will appear with 4 options - ” Safe”, Capacity”, “RAID 0” and
Continue from step 8 to create “HyperDuo Safe Mode”
9. Select “Safe” mode from the pull down menu
**Note: Safe mode synchronizes SSD data to HDD for mirrored protection. As a result, performance will be slower than Capacity mode.
10. Moving with down key, user can highlight “Keep Original Data: yes”. This option will keep
HDD original data.
** Note: If this option is selected, controller will do automatic background sync up from HDD to SSD which could take from 30 minutes to couple hours. During this time, performance to the Safe Mode HyperDuo disk will be degraded. Any performance testing during background initialization running will not be optimized.
11. Select “Next”
12. “Create Virtual Disk – Do you want to create this virtual disk?” dialog box will pop up. Select “yes” and Safe Mode HyperDuo virtual disk is created.
Continue from step 8 to create “HyperDuo Capacity Mode”
Select “Capacity” mode from the pull down menu
**Note: Capacity mode augments SSD and HDD capacity without mirroring. The best
performance for HyperDuo is achieved via Capacity mode.
Select “Next” (warning – all data on HDD and SSD will be erased)
“Create Virtual Disk – Do you want to create this virtual disk?” dialog box will pop up.
Select “yes” and Capacity Mode HyperDuo virtual disk is created.
Windows and driver loading.
For Windows operating systems the driver is located on the driver CD within a zip file named
AD2SAHMSA.zip. For Windows 7 and Vista, no driver is needed for for this controller. A built in
AHCI driver will be automatically loaded by Windows OS supporting AHCI.
Hybrid HDD - mSATA SDD Controller
A software is included to create and manage the HyperDuo and RAID
functions directly from within Windows environment. Instructions for
use of this software can be accessed after the software is installed by
clicking on the blue help icon near the top right hand corner of the
If you need any assistance to get your unit functioning properly, please have your
product information ready and contact Addonics Technical Support at:
Hours: 8:30 am - 6:00 pm PST