I'm using the Asus HYPER 4X M.2 X16 Card (which holds 4 M.2 drives) on an Asus Rampage Extreme VI X299 motherboard.
I would like to configure the 4 M.2 NVME SSD's on this HYPER M.2 X16 Card on a bootable RAID 5 array.
I have the following questions...
1. In order to create a bootable Raid 5 array I need to purchase a VROC Hardware Key for my X299 motherboard, correct?
2. Which of the Intel hardware keys do I need to purchase in order to create a bootable raid 5 array?
Intel VROC Intel SSD Only VROCISSDMOD
Intel VROC Standard VROCSTANMOD Standard hardware key needed
Intel VROC Premium VROCPREMMOD Premium hardware key needed
Some other one?
3. In order for the Raid 5 array to be bootable using this card, must the NVME SSD's be Intel SSD's Only drives?
4. If the drives need to be Intel only, what Intel M.2 NVME is the fastest and largest that you recommend for this build?
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