1 Reply Latest reply on Apr 11, 2018 2:25 PM by Intel Corporation

    Can I increase the size of my RAID 5 Intel RST with ASUS BIOS?


      One of my RAID 5 disks failed.  I had 3 x SSDSC2BW240H6 and I need to replace one... or all 3.   This specific SSD has been discontinued and I am trying to find alternatives, and possibly upgrade at the same time.  I wanna stay with Intel.


      a- will I be able to up grade the RAID 5 1 disk at a time, let it build, replace the next... and have access to the higher speeds of the new SSD's as well as the added space? 

      b- Could you recommend SSD that will be compatible with my current Intel RST set up?


      Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home(10.0.16299 Build 16299)

      Physical Memory (Installed): 16 GB

      Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-5930K CPU @ 3.50GHz

      System Type: x64-based PC

      Total Installed Updates: 26 Updates - See Detailed View for more information

      Display Adapter(s): DisplayLink USB Device 8.2.1952.0

      DisplayLink USB Device 8.2.1952.0

      NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970

      System Manufacturer: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.

      System Model: X99-E WS/USB 3.1

      Network Adapter(s): Intel(R) Ethernet Connection (2) I218-LM

      Intel(R) I210 Gigabit Network Connection

      Realtek RTL8811AU Wireless LAN 802.11ac USB 2.0 Network Adapter 1030.11.503.2016

      Disk(s): Intel Raid 5 Volume 297.76 GB (available) 10.0.16299.371

      Seagate Ultra Slim MT SCSI Disk Device 1.32 TB (available) 10.0.16299.371

      WD Elements 10B8 USB Device 1.54 TB (available) 10.0.16299.371

      WD Elements 10B8 USB Device 1.81 TB (available) 10.0.16299.371

      WD My Passport 0748 USB Device 322.57 GB (available) 10.0.16299.371

        • 1. Re: Can I increase the size of my RAID 5 Intel RST with ASUS BIOS?
          Intel Corporation
          This message was posted on behalf of Intel Corporation

          Hello, melatwood. Thank you very much for taking the time to reach the Intel Communities Team.

          Regarding your inquiry:

          a) Indeed you can rebuild your RAID 5 one disk at the time with the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology. Once this is done you need to change the size of the partition on the Windows* Disk Management, please find the instructions to achieve so on the image attached to this post.
          b) We do not recommend hardware. You can double check the compatibility of the hardware you would like to use with your mainboard manufacturer.

          I hope this answers all your questions.

          Antony S.

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