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JJaso10
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Bootable raid 0 over dual u.2 ports on the Gigabyte X99 Designare EX.

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Heya,

so, I'm working on a new build with the X99 Designare and a 6850k. So far I'm loving it. But I'm having a lot of trouble finding relevant information about setting up a raid array between the two u.2 ports.

I have a pair of 5TB Toshiba conventional SATA drives which the BIOS immediately recognized and allowed me to setup in raid0 using the lovely EZ RAID setup.

I also have two Intel 750's of the 1.2TB, 2.5 inch, u.2 variety which the BIOS recognises without issue, but which i can't seem to find a way to RAID them in the BIOS. Neither of the two ways to setup a RAID via this BIOS even show them as an option. But I believe I need to get it done via BIOS because I want them in bootable RAID0 so i can install Windows 10 and use them as my c: drive.

Any suggestions?

Thanks for your time.

PS: apologies for the text color flip. It's not intentional. I'm posting from a tablet which is not cooperating with this forum's text editor. =(

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idata
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Hello Je-Tze,

 

 

We understand you would like to setup a RAID 0 in your system using the U.2 version of our Intel® SSD 750 Series.

 

We would like to let you know that in regards the Intel® X99 chipset, this does not allow RAID configuration with NVMe* drives, this because the drives are mapped to the CPU.

 

You may want to double check with http://www.gigabyte.eu/support-downloads/technical-support.aspx Gigabyte about this, since it may vary between motherboards.

 

 

Now, for you to do a RAID with NVMe* SSDs, you need the drives to be mapped to the chipset or to a storage controller that supports the feature.

 

 

Let us know if you need further information.

 

 

Regards,

 

NC

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idata
Community Manager
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Hello Je-Tze,

 

 

We understand you would like to setup a RAID 0 in your system using the U.2 version of our Intel® SSD 750 Series.

 

We would like to let you know that in regards the Intel® X99 chipset, this does not allow RAID configuration with NVMe* drives, this because the drives are mapped to the CPU.

 

You may want to double check with http://www.gigabyte.eu/support-downloads/technical-support.aspx Gigabyte about this, since it may vary between motherboards.

 

 

Now, for you to do a RAID with NVMe* SSDs, you need the drives to be mapped to the chipset or to a storage controller that supports the feature.

 

 

Let us know if you need further information.

 

 

Regards,

 

NC

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JJaso10
Beginner
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Oh. =(

Oh well. Thanks for for help.

I was really careful in researching this build before I took the plunge but that is something I totally missed.

Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine that the extra PCIE lanes from the CPU with socket 2011-3/x99 would turn out to be a bad thing.

Damn. Live and learn.

JJaso10
Beginner
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I still have a support ticket in at Gigabyte, so maybe it'll turn out they have some kind of work-around, but it's not looking good.

Thanks again to anyone who spent time trying to figure this out.

idata
Community Manager
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Hi Je-Tze,

 

 

Thanks for the reply. We normally suggest to verify with the OEM of the motherboard. In your case, you did well opening a ticket with Gigabyte* already, maybe, as you mentioned, they could provide a work around or let you know what options do they have.

 

 

Regards,

 

NC
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