How do I enter BIOS or Boot Selection on the Vault?

In order to enter the BIOS Setup mode at boot, hold down the DEL or ESC key when powering up. In order to enter the Boot Selection screen at boot, hold down the F11 key when powering up. In either case, when the expected screen appears, release the key.  

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Is the Vault’s memory Single Channel or Dual Channel

The Vault’s memory is Dual Channel.  For the performance minded, this means that you will get better memory bandwidth by using 2x DIMM’s instead of 1.  Please note this is only relevant to the 6 port Vault, as it is the only product that supports 2x DIMM’s.

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Is Protectli hardware affected by the Intel C2000 hardware issue?

A hardware defect was recently disclosed by Intel that affects their C2000 series chipsets, causing them to suddenly stop working (more detail can be found here or with a simple google search). The good news is that no Protectli products use the CPU’s that are affected by this defect, so Protectli hardware is safe.  Protectli … Continue reading Is Protectli hardware affected by the Intel C2000 hardware issue?

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Can I install Windows on the Vault?

Yes!  Windows will run on the Vault!  We’ve tested the 4 port version, as well as the 6 port version of the Vault and validated that Windows is a relatively strait forward installation.  More detail can be found in our Knowledgebase Article.

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What software is the Vault compatible with?

The Vault has been tested with a number of different operating Systems.  Many customer use the Vault with pfSense, while others use it as a small server running Windows.  Please see our Knowledgebase (linked here) for a details on a variety of different operating systems.

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Can I access the BIOS from the COM Port

Yes, you can.  The Vault’s COM port is a hardware redirect from the video port, so you can access the BIOS.  Some customers never even use the video ports, only the COM ports! Quick note: The COM port speed is 115200 For more info on how to use the COM port, see this page: http://protectli.com/kb/com-port-tutorial/

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