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SBS 2011 - UEFI or Legacy BIOS?

Doing a new SBS 2011 install for a client. Last one was about 6 months ago and I recall having problems with UEFI (backups, restores, etc.) so went with legacy BIOS mode.

Their new Dell T620 came set in UEFI mode. Thinking of blowing it away and reinstalling in Legacy BIOS mode.

My goal is STABILITY and RELIABLE backups / restores.

The question is - what, if any, benefits are there to using UEFI on an SBS 2011 Server? To me it just seems to complicate things, but maybe I'm missing something. Once the BIOS hands off to the OS, it's out of the way - unless UEFI brings some big benefit to the party - why bother?

What's your opinion - UEFI or Legacy BIOS? And why?
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Philip, you mention that "BIOS is the way to go". I assume you mean Legacy BIOS and not UEFI?
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Thanks to Philip. Will totally redo the RAID 10 array at my client and do a fresh install of SBS 2011 using legacy BIOS. I don't see any added value to UEFI BIOS at this point - only potential problems - especially when it comes to backup and restore.