You may have an option in your BIOS to disable storage controller OP-ROMS.
Is that a common option?
The only thing I see here is a toggle for the onboard LAN ROM.
(BTW, any idea how BIOSes figure out if it's storage? Theory: they watch one time if int 13h is overridden, then flag it for the future. But that sounds icky.)
Makes more sense to just lift the power leg of the flash chip.
It's not BGA, but even if it was thru-hole that would not be my go-to method.
just brew it! wrote:
No need to power up if you never power down.
You would need at least ONE powerup, plan foiled!
But really, nah, I like to power off when not in use.