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Intel Matrix Storage Manager Quick Guide for Acer Selected Veriton PC V1.1
Acer RAID Ready Systems
With Intel Matrix storage Manager
User's Guide
Acer Incorporated
Version: v1.1
Date: August, 2007
This document contains proprietary technical information, which is the property
of the Acer Incorporated and shall not be disclosed to others in whole or in
part, reproduced, copied, or used as the basis for design, manufacturing, or
sale of apparatus without written permission of Acer Incorporated.
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  • Page 1 Date: August, 2007 This document contains proprietary technical information, which is the property of the Acer Incorporated and shall not be disclosed to others in whole or in part, reproduced, copied, or used as the basis for design, manufacturing, or sale of apparatus without written permission of Acer Incorporated.
  • Page 2 Intel Matrix Storage Manager Quick Guide for Acer Selected Veriton PC V1.1 Revision History Rev. # Date Explanation of Change 2007/08/15 First release 2007/8/22 Format and spelling enhancement 2/21 Approved by...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Intel Matrix Storage Manager Quick Guide for Acer Selected Veriton PC V1.1 TABLE OF CONTENTS INTRODUCTION ... 4  1.  RAID TECHNOLOGY AND SELECTION ... 5  2.  ) ... 5  RAID0 ( STRIPING ) ... 6  RAID1 ( MIRRORING RAID5 (...
  • Page 4: Introduction

    Intel Matrix Storage Manager Quick Guide for Acer Selected Veriton PC V1.1 1. Introduction This document will assist customers in evaluating, configuring and enabling RAID functionality on Acer RAID Ready platforms using the Intel® Matrix Storage Manager software. This document also describes RAID volume management such as creating, deleting, and modifying volumes, common usage models, and any special notes necessary to enable customers to develop their RAID-compatible products.
  • Page 5: Raid Technology And Selection

    Intel Matrix Storage Manager Quick Guide for Acer Selected Veriton PC V1.1 2. RAID Technology and Selection RAID (a redundant array of inexpensive disks, also later known as a redundant array of independent disks) is a system that uses multiple hard drives to share or replicate data among the drives.
  • Page 6: Raid1 (mirroring)

    Intel Matrix Storage Manager Quick Guide for Acer Selected Veriton PC V1.1 RAID1 (mirroring) • RAID1 creates an exact copy (or mirror) of a set of data on two or more disks when reliability is more important than data capacity.
  • Page 7: Raid10 (raid1+0: Striping + Mirroring)

    Intel Matrix Storage Manager Quick Guide for Acer Selected Veriton PC V1.1 Disk 1 Disk 2 Block A1 Block A2 Block B1 Block Bp Block Cp Block C1 Physical Physical Physical disk disks disk 120 GB 120 GB 120 GB RAID10 (RAID1+0: striping + mirroring) •...
  • Page 8 Intel Matrix Storage Manager Quick Guide for Acer Selected Veriton PC V1.1 multiple controllers with only one drive per controller Very simple design Easy to implement RAID1 Twice the Read transaction rate of single disks, same Write transaction rate as...
  • Page 9: Warnings And Reminders

    Plug your system into an AC adapter before attempting to enable RAID on your system. C. Enabling RAID may change how your hard disk drives are ordered, and Acer eRecovery Management may not function properly if your system does not have the needed drive ordering.
  • Page 10: Enabling The Raid Function With Intel Matrix Storage Manager Console

    Intel Matrix Storage Manager Quick Guide for Acer Selected Veriton PC V1.1 4. Enabling the RAID function with Intel Matrix Storage Manager Console 1) Select "Intel Matrix Storage" from Start menu -> Intel® Matrix Storage Console -> Intel Matrix Storage Console...
  • Page 11 Intel Matrix Storage Manager Quick Guide for Acer Selected Veriton PC V1.1 3) Select "Actions" to create a RAID Volume. 4) Follow the wizard to click "Next" 11/21...
  • Page 12 Intel Matrix Storage Manager Quick Guide for Acer Selected Veriton PC V1.1 5) Select the RAID type you want to build up. 6) Select the SATA HDDs you want to build up RAID volume on. 7) To build a RAID0/1 volume requires at least two SATA HDDs.
  • Page 13 Intel Matrix Storage Manager Quick Guide for Acer Selected Veriton PC V1.1 8) Select the source HDD first. 9) Select Member HDD. (Member HDD should be the same size or larger than the Source HDD.) 13/21...
  • Page 14 Intel Matrix Storage Manager Quick Guide for Acer Selected Veriton PC V1.1 10) Specify RAID Volume size. 11) Click "Finish" to complete setup. 14/21...
  • Page 15 Intel Matrix Storage Manager Quick Guide for Acer Selected Veriton PC V1.1 12) System will start to build the RAID volume. 13) You can check the RAID volume status after RAID build completes. 15/21...
  • Page 16 Intel Matrix Storage Manager Quick Guide for Acer Selected Veriton PC V1.1 14) For more information, refer to the online user manual: Select Help-> Contents and Index. 15) Click on a link to refer to the information you want. 16/21...
  • Page 17: Configuring Raid0 Or Raid1 On Your Raid Ready Acer Pc

    Intel Matrix Storage Manager Quick Guide for Acer Selected Veriton PC V1.1 5. Configuring RAID0 or RAID1 on your RAID Ready Acer PC Selected high-end Acer desktop computer systems are configured as Intel RAID Ready systems. You can use the following steps to migrate from a single-drive non-RAID configuration to a two-drive RAID0 or RAID1 configuration.
  • Page 18: Configuring An Existing Hdd As A Raid0 Or Raid1 Volume

    Intel Matrix Storage Manager Quick Guide for Acer Selected Veriton PC V1.1 6. Configuring an existing HDD as a RAID0 or RAID1 volume If you are booting from a single SATA hard drive that contains program or personal data, you may use the migration feature to use this hard drive as the source hard drive for a migration.
  • Page 19: Migrating From Raid0/1/10 To Raid5 System

    Intel Matrix Storage Manager Quick Guide for Acer Selected Veriton PC V1.1 7. Migrating from RAID0/1/10 to RAID5 system RAID level migration allows an existing RAID configuration which supports levels 0, 1 or 10 to be migrated to RAID5. The following migrations are possible:...
  • Page 20: Pre-installation Of The Intel® Matrix Storage Manager Driver

    AHCI driver can be installed over Vista's native AHCI driver. 8.1 Build the RAID driver on a floppy disk You can download the RAID driver from the Acer website or Acer Resource CD. The driver file is named "f6flpy32." Once the build up complete, remove the floppy disk and prepare for Windows installation.
  • Page 21 Intel Matrix Storage Manager Quick Guide for Acer Selected Veriton PC V1.1 on making a driver installation disk.) 4. For Windows Vista: During the operating system installation, after selecting the location to install Vista click the Load Driver button to install a third party SCSI or RAID driver.

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