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Create a RAID 10 Volume Using the Option ROM


Last Reviewed: 26-Jul-2016
Article ID: 000006439

Use the following steps to create a RAID 10 volume using the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology option ROM.

  1. Turn off the computer.
  2. Install four hard drives.
  3. Turn on the computer.
  4. When the Intel® Matrix Storage Manager option ROM status screen appears during POST, press Ctrl and i at the same time to enter the option ROM user interface.
  5. Select 1: Create RAID Volume and press Enter.
  6. Use the up or down arrow keys to select RAID 10 and press Enter.
  7. Select the strip size and press Enter (64 KB is the default).
  8. Select the volume size or capacity and press Enter.
  9. Press Enter to create the volume.
  10. When prompted, press Y to confirm volume creation.
  11. Select 5: Exit and press Enter.
  12. Press Y to confirm exit.
  13. Reboot the system. At this point, the system should be ready for you to install the operating system.