Configuring SATA RAID devices
This section describes how to use the Intel® Rapid Storage Manager option ROM Configuration utility
to set up and manage SATA RAID volumes.
The following SATA RAID configurations are supported on this computer:
Up to the computer-specific maximum number of internal SATA hard disk drives and eSATA drives
(if you use an optional eSATA bulkhead cable)
Intel Rapid Storage Manager (IRSM) for Windows
If only a single HDD is attached, the Intel Rapid Storage Manager option ROM does not execute.
Associated messages are not displayed.
The Intel SATA AHCI BIOS executes when you select RAID+AHCI for the SATA emulation mode. This
BIOS is only used to support serial-attached optical drives.
This section does not apply to configuring SATA RAID in the Linux environment. For Linux SATA RAID,
refer to the Software RAID in Linux Workstations section in the HP Workstations for Linux User Guide at
Attaching SATA HDDs
Attach the required minimum number of SATA hard drives for the desired RAID level:
RAID 0: two or more hard drives
RAID 1: only two hard drives
RAID 5: three or more hard drives (for computers that support three or more hard drives)
Chapter 7 Configuring RAID devices