The Intel Matrix Storage Manager was replaced with the "RAID: Intel® Rapid Storage Technology Driver for Intel Desktop Boards" here:
Here is a link for the Intel Matrix Storage Manager:
Hi Don and thanks for your reply and the links. I guess, I am a little confused what is meant by the Intel Matrix Storage Manager being replaced with the "RAID: Intel® Rapid Storage Technology Driver for Intel Desktop Boards.
Of course, drivers are needed. they are added duing the install using F6.
the raid manager is a windows application that allows you to see the raid status in windows and allows for some manament of the arrays.
I have installed the drivers but have not win app that lets me see the volumes. This is why I ask about it beasue i would like to use on my home desktop which is a DG45ID running RAID1 mirrorong and is not a server board.
Do you know if I can just install the RAID manager from the install package I already have for an 3000AH server board?
I have also seen the raid manager for other desktops on their drivers download sites for ex: I was repairing a toshiba the other day and they had one on thier download site for that particular machine...
I wonder if I can use one of those as well...
but would rather know for sure before installing it.
There isn't much difference between the two raid managers, it seems they tried to make the new one more aesthetically pleasing, but they basically do the same thing. Both of the links attached to the previous reply are for the desktop board you mentioned. I'm not sure if the one from your server board is compatible.
Alright I had a little time to check and discovered that the DG45ID does support onboard RAID using the Intel Matrix Storage Manager, the following is from the boards manual:
The Desktop Board supports six Serial ATA channels (3.0 Gb/s) via ICH10R,
connecting one device per channel. One channel is configured as an eSATA channel.
Serial ATA RAID
ICH10R supports Intel
® Matrix Storage Technology which enables the following RAID
(Redundant Array of Independent Drives) levels:
RAID 0 - data striping
RAID 1 - data mirroring
RAID 0+1 (or RAID 10) - data striping and mirroring
RAID 5 - distributed parity
You can access the Intel Matrix Storage Manager by pressing the " ctrl + i " keys during post. In the BIOS "advanced" SATA configuration the default is set to 'IDE', options are 'IDE' 'RAID' or 'AHCI' if you select 'RAID' you will have a choice between Intel or Adaptec, if you choose Intel then during POST you will see the prompt to press ' ctrl + i ' to enter the 'Intel Matrix Storage Manager' utility where you can create the RAID, select drives, etc... For viewing / maintaining the RAID within Windows you will need to instal the " RAID: Intel® Rapid Storage Technology Driver for Intel Desktop Boards " http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=15251&lang=eng
Again, sorry for the confusion (senior moment :) )
sammy wrote: Of course, drivers are needed. they are added duing the install using F6.
Well, that depends on your version of Windows. Windows XP requires the F6 install - and you must have one of certain USB floppy drives (the only ones supported under the Windows XP F6 install mode are manufactured by Mitsumi, Teac and one other company I forgot) in order to perform the F6 install. Windows Vista and Windows 7 do not require the F6 install procedure.
I was never looking for the RAID drivers needed to set up the array. I have those and my RAID is working.
I was looking for the windows console that allows me to see the volumes in windows. It monitors them, reports their status and perform rebuilds.
I have found what I was looking for after a lot of searching...Really, Intel should have had them listed on the drivers page for my MB.
These are the latest version, supports win7(x32 and x64) on a ICH10R.
Here is another link for anyone else needing...which is for the drivers and intel matrix manager console for other (Older) versions.