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How to: NVMe RAID setup on Supermicro Z370 boards

By: Steven Bassiri | Socket LGA 1150/1151 in Motherboards | Posted: Jan 30, 2018 11:55 pm

How To Setup RAID in the UEFI




You must enter the UEFI by pressing 'Delete' during booting. The first step is to navigate to the SATA and RST Configuration menu under the Advanced tab, and change 'AHCI' to 'Intel RST Premium With Intel Optane Technology'. You also need to set 'PCI-E M.2 Connector 1' and 'PCIe Storage Dev On Port 21' to 'RST Controlled', this is called Port Remapping on some other motherboards.




As you see above, the Intel Rapid Storage Technology menu is still hidden, so we must perform a few more steps until the Intel Rapid Storage Technology menu shows up.




We have to get the motherboard into UEFI mode and to do that we must disable the Compatibility Support Mode (CSM). However, to be able to disable CSM we must first set the video and other ROMs to UEFI mode. Change the above in the 'PCIe/PCI/PnP Configuration' menu to 'UEFI' or 'EFI' from 'Legacy'.





You can always Save and Exit using the 'F4' key, but you might as well go to the Save and Exit page and set 'Boot Mode' to 'UEFI' or 'Dual', and also set your USB installation key as the first or second boot option. Just FYI, even after you make your RAID array, it will not show up in this menu until you install Windows.




After you save and exit your UEFI changes, you can then enter the UEFI again and disable 'CSM Support'. The CSM setting is located in the 'Secure Boot' menu under the Advanced tab. Once you disable CSM support, you will press 'F4' and go back into the UEFI where you will find the Intel Rapid Storage Technology menu.

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