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Intel® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise (Intel® RSTe)
Supported RAID migrations

The RAID level migration feature in Intel® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise (Intel® RSTe) provides the ability to convert the contents of a drive into a RAID volume. The RAID level migration feature also supports the ability to migrate from one RAID volume to another.

Note Single volume per array only. This is dependent on required capacity and implicit array expansion.

RAID-Ready configuration migration:

Intel® RSTe can support platforms based on Intel® C600 series chipset configured in RAID-Ready mode.

In a RAID-Ready configuration, the user can take their single system drive and turn it into a supported RAID volume by using the Intel® RSTe GUI application. This process does not require the reinstallation of the operating system. All applications and data will remain intact.

Change Type from To
Individual pass-through 2 to 16 drive RAID 0
Individual pass-through 2 drive RAID 1
Individual pass-through 4 drive RAID 10
Individual pass-through 3 to 6 drive RAID 5

A RAID-Ready system refers to a system that has been configured to support Intel® RSTe. The system BIOS has the appropriate pre-boot drivers and has been configured for RAID mode. RAID mode can be either:

  • The system is configured to boot off the AHCI controller and it is in RAID mode
  • The system is configured to boot off the SCU controller

RAID to RAID Migration:

Change Type from To
2 drive recovery volume 2 drive RAID 1
2 drive RAID 1 2 drive recovery volume
2 drive RAID 1 2 - 32 drive RAID 0
3 - 32 drive RAID 5
N drive RAID 0
(where N can be 2 to 31)
N+1 – 32drive RAID 5
(where N can be 2 to 31)
4 drive RAID 10 4 – 32 drive RAID 5

This applies to:

Intel® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise (Intel® RSTe)

Solution ID: CS-033345
Last Modified: 05-Oct-2012
Date Created: 18-Mar-2012
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