How do I activate my SATA ports 5-8 on the DFI LANPARTY UT SLI-DR

How would I go about activating my 5-8 SATA ports on this motherboard Inside my BIOS I only see ports 1-4 activated
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  1. Can't find a motherboard with that model name. See if you can find yours here and post the ID.
    http://www.dfi.com/portal/CM/cmproduct/XX_cmprodseries/XX_WbProdsSeriesWindow?action=e&windowstate=normal&mode=view

    And might download the manual from there and check about the ports - should be in there.
  2. Ports 1-4 on your board are controlled by the nForce chipset, and 5-8 are controlled by the Sil 3114 chipset. You should be able to turn either chipset/controller on and off as well as set the mode they run at in your BIOS. Read you manual, or look a little deeper in your BIOS.
    I use to have a UT series board from DFI, and I do remember these options are somewhere in that very, very, very extensive BIOS, I just don't remember exactly where.

    On your board, which we do not know exactly which one you have buy the way, I am just going by the nForce UT board standards for a board with 8 SATA plugs, the Sil 3114 is an old SATA 1, or 150 controller.
    The nForce SATA plugs are SATA 2, but it is also a fairly old chipset and actually performs on par or only slightly better than Sil 3114 chipset.
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