If your operating system is already installed, you can use RAID if the following requirements are met:
- Your system has a RAID I/O controller hub (ICH).
||If your system does not have a RAID ICH, you cannot use RAID without installing a third-party RAID controller card.|
- Your RAID controller is enabled.
||If your RAID controller is not enabled, enabling the RAID controller is not recommended or supported when a SATA hard drive is the boot drive. Enabling the RAID controller might cause an immediate blue screen with the error code, 0x0000007b, followed by a reboot. To enable RAID, reinstall the operating system. |
Refer to the documentation that came with your system to determine if it supports RAID.
If both requirements are met, follow these steps to create a RAID volume:
- Download and install Intel® Rapid Storage Technology.
- Turn off the system and install one or more additional hard drives.
- Turn on the system.
- Use the Intel Rapid Storage Technology user interface to create a RAID volume. You can migrate the data from a single hard drive to a RAID volume that includes that hard drive and the new hard drive(s). You can also create a new RAID volume using the newly added hard drives.
This applies to: