RAID Setup (Intel Matrix RAID Controller)
To use the Intel Matrix RAID controller the hard drives must be connected to SATA ports 0-5 (black ports)
Step 1 – BIOS Setup
To enter the BIOS, hit DEL when prompted
Select Integrated Peripherals
Select Onboard PATA/SATA Device
Change SATA Mode from [IDE] to [RAID]
Press F10 to Save and Exit
Step 2 – Intel Matrix Storage Manager
Hit CTRL+I to enter RAID setup
Select option 1.
Create RAID Volume
Enter in the following information:
(press TAB to switch between selections)
|Name of RAID array, whatever user desires
|RAID 0, 1, 5, or 10
|Select the disks to use.
If only 2 disks are present the option will be grayed out
|Usually 128KB or 64KB is optimal
|Storage capacity of the RAID array
Choose Y to signify you understand that YOUR DATA WILL BE LOST
Select option 4 to exit the Intel Matrix RAID controller
You can now install Windows on your new RAID Volume.