2 Replies Latest reply on Mar 15, 2018 3:42 PM by Intel Corporation

    Creating a bootable 4 Drive M.2 NVME Raid 5 with VROC

    Maxximvs

      I'm using the Asus HYPER 4X M.2 X16 Card (which holds 4 M.2 drives) on an Asus Rampage Extreme VI X299 motherboard.

       

      I would like to configure the 4 M.2 NVME SSD's on this HYPER M.2 X16 Card on a bootable RAID 5 array.

       

      I have the following questions...

       

      1. In order to create a bootable Raid 5 array I need to purchase a VROC Hardware Key for my X299 motherboard, correct?

       

      2. Which of the Intel hardware keys do I need to purchase in order to create a bootable raid 5 array?

       

           Intel VROC Intel SSD Only VROCISSDMOD

       

           Intel VROC Standard VROCSTANMOD Standard hardware key needed

       

           Intel VROC Premium VROCPREMMOD Premium hardware key needed

       

           Some other one?

       

      3. In order for the Raid 5 array to be bootable using this card, must the NVME SSD's be Intel SSD's Only drives?

       

      4. If the drives need to be Intel only, what Intel M.2 NVME is the fastest and largest that you recommend for this build?

       

      Thanks

       

      Maxx

        • 1. Re: Creating a bootable 4 Drive M.2 NVME Raid 5 with VROC
          Intel Corporation
          This message was posted on behalf of Intel Corporation

          Hello Maxximvs,

          Thank you for contacting the  Intel® Virtual RAID on CPU support

          In regards to your questions:

          1. In order to create a bootable Raid 5 array I need to purchase a VROC Hardware Key for my X299 motherboard, correct? 
               
            • Yes, in order to setup a raid 0/1/5/10 array using Intel® VROC you will require the Premium key
          2. Which of the Intel hardware keys do I need to purchase in order to create a bootable raid 5 array?
               
            • You will need the VROCISSDMOD key since its the only key compatible with X299 systems.
          3. In order for the Raid 5 array to be bootable using this card, must the NVME SSD's be Intel SSD's Only drives?
               
            • Yes, Intel VROC on X299 platforms supports Intel® SSDs only.
          4. If the drives need to be Intel only, what Intel M.2 NVME is the fastest and largest that you recommend for this build?
               
            • Yes, we recommend using M.2 drives in order to get the best performance, for example : Intel® SSD 760p Series
          You can browse in our intel Ark website in order to find the SSD that best suit your needs and please find an FAQ file with more information in case you want to give it a check

          Best regards 
          Luis H

          • 2. Re: Creating a bootable 4 Drive M.2 NVME Raid 5 with VROC
            Intel Corporation
            This message was posted on behalf of Intel Corporation

            Hello Maxximvs,

            We are following on your community post since we have provided you some guidance about the requirements for Intel® VROC, but we haven't received a reply yet

            Please let us know if you require further assistance 

            Best regards
            Luis H