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NVMe PCIe storage/raid card on NUC11BTMi9

USNSquid
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I purchased a NUC11BTMi9 and I wanted to add a PCIe NVMe storage card to create a RAID array. The card in question is this:

 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07KFX8287/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&th=1

 

The card has an ASMedia chipset and it can perform its own PCI Bifurcation.

 

My current configuration is:

- 2 2TB NVMe drives installed on the two internal PCIe Gen 3 x4 M.2 NVMe/SATA slots (OS).

- 4 2TB NVMe drives mounted on the card (RAID).

 

However, the card does not show up in the BIOS; neither under Storage, nor under Add-On Config. Which means I can't create the RAID array.

 

Is this a supported configuration? If yes, if this card is not supported, are there any cards/chipsets combos that are known to work for such a configuration?

 

TIA.

 

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JosueO_Intel
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Hello USNSquid, 


Thank you for posting on the Intel communities. In order to have a better understanding of the issue, please share with us the following information: 


  1. Are you able to create a RAID array using only the onboard NVMe slots?



Regards, 


Josue O.  

Intel Customer Support Technician



USNSquid
Beginner
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Hello Josue,

Are you able to create a RAID array using only the onboard NVMe slots?

 

Yes, I can create a RAID array using only the onboard NVMe slots, by putting them under VMD and then using the Intel RST option under AddOn Config.

 

But I don't want to create the RAID array with the onboard NVMe slots. I want to use only the NVME's on the PCIe storage card for the RAID array.

 

 

JosueO_Intel
Moderator
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Hello USNSquid, 


Thank you for the information provided, in this case, the issue is being caused by compatibility, since this is an external product, we cannot guarantee it will work as expected. Our recommendation is to check with the card manufacturer to see if they have made tests with the card and to get further assistance with it.



Regards, 


Josue O.  

Intel Customer Support Technician



USNSquid
Beginner
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SOLVED:

 

The HighNUC11BTMi9 BIOSNUC11BTMi9 BIOSPoint SSD7101A-1 NVMe RAID Controller card works:

 

 

https://www.amazon.com/High-Point-SSD7101A-1-Dedicated-Controller/dp/B073W71K4Z/ref=sr_1_3?crid=2FE0...

 

Please see attached photo of the BIOS. You can see all four 2TB NVMe drives.

 

 

 

JosueO_Intel
Moderator
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Hello USNSquid, 


I am glad to hear that the issue is now solved and everything is working fine. 

If you need any additional information, please submit a new question as this thread will no longer be monitored.



Regards, 


Josue O.  

Intel Customer Support Technician



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