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RTros
Beginner
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Cannot Create RAID 5 Array

I have four 500GB SSDs that I want to combine using RAID 5, but the only options available in the RST interface are RAID 0, RAID 1, and Recovery. I've tried using several different driver versions, and I've tried using the BIOS configuration (both the UEFI version and the ROM version), all with the same options. From what I can tell, my system should be compatible with RAID 5, but the option isn't showing up. Any help would be appreciated. The RAID system report is below.

System Report

System Information

OS name: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro

OS version: 10.0.10586

System name: DESKTOP-3SJ2M2T

System manufacturer: Notebook

System model: P7xxDM(-G)

Processor: GenuineIntel Intel64 Family 6 Model 94 Stepping 3 4.001 GHz

BIOS: American Megatrends Inc., 1.05.10

PCH: 0xA145

Intel® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise Information

Kit installed: 15.8.1.1007

User interface version: 15.8.1.1007

Language: English (United States)

RAID option ROM version: 14.8.0.2377

Driver version: 15.8.1.1007

ISDI version: 15.8.1.1007

Storage System Information

RAID Configuration

Hardware Information

Controller name: Intel(R) Chipset SATA/PCIe RST Premium Controller

Type: SATA

Mode: RAID

Number of SATA ports: 5

Number of volumes: 0

Number of spares: 0

Number of available disks: 4

Rebuild on Hot Plug: Disabled

Manufacturer: Intel Corporation

Model number: 0x2822

Product revision: 49

Direct attached disk: S24CNXAH106226Y

Direct attached disk: S21HNXAGB23978T

Direct attached disk: S2RANXAH107873P

Direct attached disk: S414NB0JC23687A

Disk on Controller 0, Port 0

Status: Normal

Type: SATA SSD

Location type: Internal

Usage: Available

Size: 466 GB

System disk: Yes

Disk data cache: Enabled

Command queuing: NCQ

Transfer rate: 6 Gb/s

Model: Samsung SSD 850 EVO M.2 500GB

Serial number: S24CNXAH106226Y

SCSI device ID: 0

Firmware: EMT21B6Q

Physical sector size: 512 Bytes

Logical sector size: 512 Bytes

Disk on Controller 0, Port 2

Status: Normal

Type: SATA SSD

Location type: Internal

Usage: Available

Size: 466 GB

System disk: No

Disk data cache: Enabled

Command queuing: NCQ

Transfer rate: 6 Gb/s

Model: Samsung SSD 850 EVO 500GB

Serial number: S21HNXAGB23978T

SCSI device ID: 0

Firmware: EMT02B6Q

Physical sector size: 512 Bytes

Logical sector size: 512 Bytes

Disk on Controller 0, Port 3

Status: Normal

Type: SATA SSD

Location type: Internal

Usage: Available

Size: 466 GB

System disk: No

Disk data cache: Enabled

Command queuing: NCQ

Transfer rate: 6 Gb/s

Model: Samsung SSD 850 EVO 500GB

Serial number: S2RANXAH107873P

SCSI device ID: 0

Firmware: EMT02B6Q

Physical sector size: 512 Bytes

Logical sector size: 512 Bytes

Disk on Controller 0, Port 4

Status: Normal

Type: SATA SSD

Location type: Internal

Usage: Available

Size: 466 GB

System disk: No

Disk data cache: Enabled

Command queuing: NCQ

Transfer rate: 6 Gb/s

Model: Samsung SSD 860 EVO M.2 500GB

Serial number: S414NB0JC23687A

SCSI device ID: 0

Firmware: RVT21B6Q

Physical sector size: 512 Bytes

Logical sector size: 512 Bytes

Empty port

Port: 1

Port location: External

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idata
Community Manager
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Hello RMT,

 

 

Thank you for joining this Intel Community.

 

 

I understand that you are having issues creating RAID 5. I would like to assist you.

 

 

I would like to get more information about your system, please run the Intel® System Support Utility and attach the report.

 

 

1.Download the Intel® System Support Utility and save the application to your system.

 

https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/25293/Intel-System-Support-Utility-for-Windows-?product=91...

 

2.Open the application and click Scan to see system and device information. The Intel® System Support Utility defaults to the Summary View on the output screen following the scan. Click the menu where it says summary to change to Detailed View.

 

3.To save your scan, click Next and click Save. You can save the file to any accessible location on your computer.

 

 

Wanner G.
RTros
Beginner
84 Views

Thanks for the reply. The system support utility report is attached.

idata
Community Manager
84 Views

Hello RMT,

 

 

Thank you for your response.

 

 

According to ark.intel.com, Intel® 100 Series Chipsets support RAID 5. Please refer to the following link below.

 

 

https://ark.intel.com/compare/98085,98083,90584,90583

 

 

In this case, this is most likely a limitation issue. In other words, your system manufacturer did not enable this feature. My recommendation is that you can check whether this feature is available for your system first.

 

 

Wanner G.
idata
Community Manager
84 Views

Hello RMT,

 

 

Were you able to check with your system manufacturer if RAID 5 is supported by your system?

 

 

Wanner G.
RTros
Beginner
84 Views

After checking the information from my system's manufacturer, I discovered that the SATA ports are limited to RAID 0/1, and not RAID 5. I ended up settling for RAID 0.

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