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How to: NVMe RAID setup on Supermicro Z370 boards (Page 3)

By Steven Bassiri | Jan 30, 2018 05:55 pm CST

How To Setup RAID Continued

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Once you enter the Intel RST menu, you will find your disks listed, and you will then click 'Create RAID Volume'.

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You need to set the RAID Level (we are using RAID 0), and then you must select the 'X' near each drive in the array. It might seem like 'X' means not selected, but here it means selected. You can also change the RAID strip size (default is 16KB), we are using 64KB. The strip size is the amount of data each drive will write to each strip. If you want to know more, you can look up strip and cluster sizes.

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Once you create the RAID Volume, you can see its details. Your array should show a normal status, and it should be bootable.

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Then hit 'F4' (to save and reboot) and you can also press 'F11' on boot up to force override boot to your USB stick. Follow Windows 10 installation prompts until you get to the screen where you are supposed to select your drive. You will not see any drive. Instead, you must load the Intel RST driver (click 'Load Driver' and find its location on your USB stick). Intel has a guide on how to install Windows 10 on a RAID array, you will find it on Step #22 of this guide under the PCI-E (NVMe) RAID directions.

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