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ESRT2 vs Matrix Raid


Hi all. I have a S3420GPLX board with 16G of ECC RAM and an i7 installed which I have just finished building. In the BIOS I am given two choices for RAID - ESRT2 or Matrix (RST). I can find no direct comparison between the two on the internet. Could someone please explain what the differences are and what the pros & cons for each are? Cheers.

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Hello Coconutdog,


The interactive technical support for the Intel® Server Board S3420GPLX you have requested has been discontinued. Due to this product being discontinued, Intel Customer Service no longer supports inquiries for it, but perhaps fellow community members have the knowledge to jump in and help. You may also find the Discontinued Products website helpful to address your request. 


You can find comparative comparison information between the Intel® Embedded Server RAID Technology 2 and Intel® Rapid Storage Technology for Enterprise (Intel® RSTe) RAID for Intel® Server Boards here:


You can also check this link for more information on the ESRT2.


For the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology (Intel® RST) you can check this link:


Best regards,

Sergio S.

Intel Customer Support Technician

For firmware updates and troubleshooting tips, visit :

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