As the title says, I have some issues regarding the Intel Rapid Storage Controller in my DQ67EP. I'm trying to build a RAID5 array for my system. This array is build with 4 Hitachi ST3000DM001 3TB hard disks. I have installed the latest BIOS update (0064, with IntelRST OROM 220.127.116.117).
The array should be used as the installation target for a linux installation, but both distributions I tried (openSuSE 12.1 and Ubuntu 12.04) weren't able to detect and start the array correct. I assumed it might be a problem with the preinstalled mdadm version, but after some research I found out that shouldn't be the case. I also used a live-stick with openSuSE 12.1 to manually start the array, But mdadm only stated something about "invalid array_size" and the array still was inactive.
As I got curious I tried to install Windows 7 (x64, home premium edition). The mainboard manual wrote that no special drivers were needed to use the RAID device. But on the hard disk selection screen of the Windows setup program I could only choose between 4 hard disks (all of them with about 742GB capacity) but not the RAID5 array.
If anyone has a hint or an idea of what to do next, I'd really appreciate that!
PS: As english is not my native tongue, the above text might be horrible to read, but I hope that it's overall understandable.
We recommend enabling UEFI in the BIOS (boot tab). Also make sure you have the latest BIOS for this motherboard (0064) which can be found at the following website:
Since Linux* is not a supported platform, we recommend checking directly with the Linux* distribution support groups for further assistance.