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Maximum hard drive size for Intel RST 14 (X99 chipset, RAID 5, data volume)

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I have an Alienware Area 51 R2 desktop, which uses the Intel X99 chipset. This appears to be Intel RST 14.

I wish to use three large drives in a RAID 5 configuration. This will be a data volume (no boot).

What limitations need to be considered in selecting a drive? Are there capacity or other restrictions? The only limit I've found so far are that older drivers require 512e, but I run Windows 10 and have fully up to date RST drivers.

Is there any reason three 10TB Seagate IronWolf NAS drives would not work in a RAID 5 configuration? This is Seagate model number ST10000VN0004

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Hello McGroarty,

 

 

In regards to your concern with the RAID configuration, for RAID 5 you can use as minimum 3 HDD.

 

 

Also, the Hard Drive Size will be from 2 TB –256 TB (this as the maximum) volume support (data volumes only).

 

 

You can confirm this information at the following link:

 

 

http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/boards-and-kits/000005807.html http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/boards-and-kits/000005807.html

 

 

Also, in order for me to provide you further details about the RAID configuration and the compability settings with your processor, you can provide me the model of it and I will give you further details.

 

 

Regards,

 

 

Angie

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Hello McGroarty,

 

 

In regards to your concern with the RAID configuration, for RAID 5 you can use as minimum 3 HDD.

 

 

Also, the Hard Drive Size will be from 2 TB –256 TB (this as the maximum) volume support (data volumes only).

 

 

You can confirm this information at the following link:

 

 

http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/boards-and-kits/000005807.html http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/boards-and-kits/000005807.html

 

 

Also, in order for me to provide you further details about the RAID configuration and the compability settings with your processor, you can provide me the model of it and I will give you further details.

 

 

Regards,

 

 

Angie

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Hello McGroarty,

 

 

I would like to confirm if the previous information was able to solve your concerns?

 

 

If you need further assistance regarding this matter, do not hesitate to reply back.

 

 

Hope I can hear from you soon.

 

 

Regards,

 

Angie
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Thank you. I can confirm that three 10TB ST10000VN0004 drives did indeed work in a RAID5 array with the above chipset, and used as a Windows 10 data volume.

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Hello McGroarty,

 

 

I am really glad to know that you were able to find the information that you need.

 

 

If you need further assistance with other concerns, do not hesitate to use our forums:

 

 

/news https://communities.intel.com/news

 

 

Regards,

 

Angie.
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