The SATA drives were installed in drive bays 9 8 7 and 6.
The NVME drives were installed in drive bays 10 and 11.
I removed all of my SSD's from the server.
I carefully inserted the NVME drives back into BAYS 10 and 11.
I carefully inserted the SATA drives in BAYS 0 1 2 3.
I restarted and then the VROC management in the BIOS appeared.
Are there bays that are not usable when using NVME drives and VROC?
Is this just a fluke?
What is going on?
I have spent hours trying various different things to get this thing to boot via USB. I have created an image with Windows 7 USB creation tool. I have used RUFUS with a 16GB USB3.0 key and the UEFI MBR option. I am currently using RUFUS to create an 8GB USB2.0 key using UEFI GPT options.
It seems ridiculous that none of the Intel Windows installation documents, that I can find, say what these systems are looking for to boot a UEFI USB stick.
OK, I have a server OS installed.
I am not overwhelmed by how fast it is. I do not have all of the drivers installed so the jury is still out.
It seems to take quite a bit longer to start the OS than a NUC with a Samsung 960 NVME drive. Not counting the very lengthy POST. Windows 10 NUC's take 1-2 seconds of the wheel spinning. this is 8-10 seconds.
I will get the drivers installed tomorrow afternoon. Then I will have a better feel for how it is performing.
I am confident it will be zippy, but I was expecting to be blown away.
I do want intel staff to answer my questions. Each earlier question is still valid.
Thanks for joining the community.
I am glad to hear that you are getting things done. I think you have been answering the questions by your own which I think is great but probably time consuming.
Let me refer you to the technical product specification document when you will find most of the answers about this board:
and for the RAID controller too:
Hope this helps a little. If you have further questions just let me know.
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