I still don't have any resolution / know how to create a RAID array on my system using this software..
I did however see a review of the product here and notice their screenshots also don't have the CREATE button as shown in the HP documentation..
anbody got any ideas how else I could create the Array?
PS: The version I'm using seems to be latest - 22.214.171.1247
I had the same problem and managed to get this "Create" button back by reducing the system main OS partition by a few gigabytes using Gparted.
After reducing the main OS partition and rebooting the system, a chkdsck ran (reindexing files) at the OS boot. After the boot completed, I could log in and open the Intel Rapid Storage TEchnology software to create the RAID1 volume.
Hope that helps.
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intel RST no create option
intel Rapid Storage Technology no create option
no create button
can't create RAID
Almost 4 years later but V1's solution is still relevant: I followed his suggestion to reduce my C partition by 24 megabytes using Mini-Tool Partition Wizard.
After reboot RST utility displayed the create option.
I created the RAID 1 volume, and it is now happily migrating data.
Took me lots of googling and useless clues to narrow it down to this one: amazingly simple and not mentioned an many other places.
Did the same thing, but on Windows 7.
Disk Management in Windows 7 allow you to shrink the OS volume. I did it and freed 24mbs. The "create" option appeared and created a RAID1 array.
Then I noticed that the 24mbs unpartitioned space became 22mbs when I extend the OS volume to take up the unused space.
Maybe Intel could kindly add a tooltips to state that creating a RAID Volume requires unused space :/ (maybe it is stated in the help section?)
omg I just registered to comment on this necro-still-alive-bug-thread oO
After F-I-V-E Years this bug is still alive oO
Using Windows 10 x64 Anniversary and latest RST 126.96.36.1992 i had to shrink my system drive C about 2gig (didnt work with 50mb), did a repair install of RST, rebooted and voilá: the create option is there!
(and yes i tried the repair option without shrinking my drive before, even tried previous versions of RST)
Big thx V1!!!!!
...and a big shame to intel RST Team (sry guys this is ridiculous)
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I just wanted to confirm the information posted previously, and state that in order to be able to create a RAID configuration, there is an unallocated space needed, on the following document you will be able to verify that information, page 29, under system requirements:
Any questions, please let me know.
To be honest this is a crazy requirement
Raid creation in BIOS works flawlessly no matter if my system part. takes over the entire cap. or not....
Anyhow from your given page it says:
"A partition that doesnot take up the entire capacity of the harddrive(4-5MB of free space is sufficient)"
But for me it didnt even work with 50MB - only with abt 2gig it worked then... This "requirment" still seems pretty bugged to me
So In the end you are just saying no one @Intel RST Devs cares about removing this "requirement"?