[Motherboard]How to create Intel 600 or 700 series MB RAID in BIOS Setup

There are some differences on creating RAID between Intel 600/700 series MB and previous series MB. Therefore, if your MB is Intel 600 or 700 series, please follow below setups to create RAID

※Note: Be cautious when creating or deleting a RAID set. You will lose all data on the hard disk drives when you delete a RAID set, so please back up your data before creating or deleting a RAID set.

 

(PRIME Z690M-PLUS D4 as example)

1. Power on the system and immediately press “Delete” key to enter BIOS [EZ Mode]. Check the drive connected in Storage Information

2. Press F7 key and enter [Advanced Mode] as below picture

(If you press “Delete” key to enter [Advanced Mode] directly and then no need to press F7 key)

 

3. Click [System Agent(SA) Configuration] item on Advanced page

4. Click [VMD setup menu] item

 

5. If the connected devise is SATA device, please set [Map SATA Controller under VMD] to [Enabled]

    If the connected devise is PCIE device, please set [Map PCIE Storage under VMD] to [Enabled]

    Below is SATA device as example. Please set [Map SATA Controller under VMD] to [Enabled], as below picture

 

6. Press F10 key and click OK, then the system will auto reboot

 

7. Press “Delete” key after the system reboots and enter BIOS [EZ Mode]. Now the Storage mode changed from AHCI to RAID mode

8. Press F7 key and enter [Advanced Mode] as below picture

9. Click [Advanced] page and click [Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology] item

10. Click [Create RAID Volume] item

11. Set RAID name. For example: SATARAID, as below picture mark red 1

Choose RAID Level, for example: RAID0(Stripe), as below picture mark red 2

Select the disks that you want to create and set to [X],as below picture mark red 3

12. Set RAID capacity and click [Create Volume] to create RAID

Below is set the max RAID capacity

※Note: Be cautious when creating or deleting a RAID set. You will lose all data on the hard disk drives when you delete a RAID set, so please back up your data before creating or deleting a RAID set.

 

Q&A:

 

Q1: How to Install the RAID controller driver during Windows® 10 or  Windows® 11 OS installation?

A1:Please follow Windows Setup to Install the RAID controller driver during Windows® 10 or  Windows® 11 OS installation:

  1. Boot  the  computer  using  the  Windows® 10 or  Windows® 11  OS  installation  disc.  Follow  the  screen  instructions to start installing Windows® 10 or  Windows® 11
  2. When prompted to choose a type of installation, click Custom: Install Windows only (advanced).

3. Click [Load Driver]

4. A message appears, reminding you to insert the installation media containing the driver of the RAID controller driver , Click Browse to continue

     a. If you have only one optical drive installed in your system, eject the Windows OS installation disc and replace with the motherboard Support DVD into the optical drive

     b.If you don’t have  optical drive ,please copy the RAID driver to a USB Drive

5. Locate  the  driver  in  the  corresponding  folder  of  the  Support  DVD  then  click  OK  to  continue

 

Q2: How to delete a RAID set?

A2:

1. From the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology menu, select the RAID volume you want to delete and press <Enter>. The following screen appears:

 

2. When the Deleted item is selected, press <Enter>, then select Yes to delete the RAID volume and return to the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology menu, or select No to cancel.

※Note: Be cautious when creating or deleting a RAID set. You will lose all data on the hard disk drives when you delete a RAID set, so please back up your data before creating or deleting a RAID set.

 

3. Click [Yes] to delete RAID setting

 

 

Q3: How to verify whether motherboard installed can support which RAID mode?

A3: Please refer to Tech Specs of your motherboard model to confirm it supports SATA RAID or PCIE RAID.