I apologize to submit again this problem but I did not foud anything concerning my problem (which should be simple). I have successfully installed four Samsung SSD 970 PRO 512 GB each in RAID 0 (non bootable) on the ASUS Hyper M.2 x16 card (mobo: ASUS ROG Rampage VI Extreme - CPU: i9-7960X) both on WIN 7 Ultimate and WIN 10 PRO (triple boot with Ubuntu 18 also in other SSD units on the M.2 ASUS card). The RAID 0 disk (named "Hyper M.2 Raid 0") is very well recognized since one month and performs very well as you can see in the screenshot. The Intel VROC mode is now in "pass-thru" and I have about 60 days of trial period as showed in RSTe GUI. As far as I know Intel VROC DOES NOT SUPPORT non-Intel SSD on X299 platform. Now the questions are 3:
1) What will be at the end of the trial period?
2) Will the RAID 0 disk still fully accessible or not?
3) Have I to buy the VROC KEY (and what type? the VROCISSMOD is OK?)
Thank you very much
thank you for your quick reply; I will try to forward this answer to the ASUS, even if there is some misunderstanding in the ROG community.
I would like to keep that RAID 0 disk available also after the end of the trial period and I would like to understand exactly what do you mean with "Intel VROC Upgrade Key" you suggest in 4) because, as far as I understood, the VROCISSMOD should be useless in this cinfiguration
I highly appreciate your suggestions.
just now I have read the subject "Issue VROC + x299 + Samsung 970 PRO with and without standard key" which is very similar
dll_lld says that (item 2) "with key its not possible even make a raid0 setup" and I think he means a bootable raid 0 setup (that is not possible because non-Intel SSD are not recognized in BIOS as RAID units). So the last question: if I install right now the VROCISSDMOD key then the four Samsung SSD in RAID 0 should be accessible even if Intel does not recommend and highly underline seriuos issue on it?
Thank you Josh
but I still do not understand why Intel RSTe allows, in the trial period, the non bootable RAID 0 unit (made of non-Intel SSDs) to work correctly and after that period the unit becomes unaccessible with or without the key.
Thank you again for your kindness and professionality.
Up to now the RAID 0 disk I submitted has good performance and I am going to wait the end of the trial period to see what happen and to make some decision (i.e. to buy both the VROC key and further compatible SSDs) and eventually to make it the bootable unit of the system (even if I prefer to install any OS on a non-raid SSD which is easy replaceable in despite of the lower speed).
In the meanwhile I periodically make a backup of the image of the RAID 0 disk where I installed many virtual machines using the OracleVM and a lot of CD "iso" images (that disk has a rather heavy read/write loads). Then I will contact the Intel and Asus communities later in order to submit a more clear situation.
Thank you again Josh.