4 Replies Latest reply on Oct 27, 2016 2:09 PM by Intel Corporation

    Maximum hard drive size for Intel RST 14 (X99 chipset, RAID 5, data volume)

    McGroarty

      I have an Alienware Area 51 R2 desktop, which uses the Intel X99 chipset. This appears to be Intel RST 14.

       

      I wish to use three large drives in a RAID 5 configuration. This will be a data volume (no boot).

       

      What limitations need to be considered in selecting a drive? Are there capacity or other restrictions? The only limit I've found so far are that older drivers require 512e, but I run Windows 10 and have fully up to date RST drivers.

       

      Is there any reason three 10TB Seagate IronWolf NAS drives would not work in a RAID 5 configuration? This is Seagate model number ST10000VN0004