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What Intel RAID C600 upgrade keys are applicable for Intel® RSTe?

Embedded RAID functions for both the on-board SATA/SAS capable controller and AHCI Capable SATA Controller on Intel® C200 Chipset and Intel® C600 Series Chipset systems can be upgraded by installing one of the Intel RAID C600 upgrade keys listed here.

Figure 1 Intel RAID C600 upgrade keys

Figure 1 is a section from the Intel® RAID Quick Reference Guide. The RAID Quick Reference Guide has information for configuring these products:

  • Intel® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise (RSTe)
  • Intel ESRT2
  • Intel® Integrated RAID Modules
  • Intel® RAID C600 optional upgrade keys

C600 Product keys affect with Intel® RSTe

Item 1 (no key):

  • Four ports enabled in SATA mode with the On-Board SATA/SAS capable controller. Intel® RSTe RAID 0, 1, 5 or 10 support.
  • All ports enabled in SATA mode with the On-Board AHCI Capable SATA Controller. Intel® RSTe RAID 0, 1, 5 or 10 support.

Item 2 (RKSATA4R5):
Adds no Intel® RSTe capabilities beyond item 1.

Item 3 (RKSATA8):

  • Eight ports enabled in SATA mode with the On-Board SATA/SAS capable controller. Intel® RSTe RAID 0, 1, 5 or 10 support.
  • Adds no extra Intel® RSTe capabilities beyond item 1, for the On-Board AHCI Capable SATA Controller.

Item 4 (RKSATA8R5):

  • Adds no extra Intel® RSTe capabilities beyond item 3.
  • Adds no extra Intel® RSTe capabilities beyond item 1, for the On-Board AHCI Capable SATA Controller.

Item 5 (RKSAS4):

  • Four ports enabled in SAS mode with the On-Board SATA/SAS capable controller in RAID 0, 1 or 10. No RAID 5 support using Intel® RSTe in SAS mode.
  • Adds no extra Intel® RSTe capabilities from item 1, for the On-Board AHCI Capable SATA Controller.

Item 6 (RKSAS4R5):

  • Adds no extra Intel® RSTe capabilities for item 5.
  • Adds no extra Intel® RSTe capabilities for item 1, for the On-Board AHCI Capable SATA Controller.

Item 7 (RKSAS8):

  • Eight ports enabled in SAS mode with the On-Board SATA/SAS capable controller in RAID 0, 1 or 10. No RAID 5 support using Intel® RSTe in SAS mode.
  • Adds no extra Intel® RSTe capabilities for item 1, for the On-Board AHCI Capable SATA Controller.

Item 8 (RKSAS8R5):

  • Adds no extra Intel® RSTe capabilities for item 7.
  • Adds no extra Intel® RSTe capabilities for item 1, for the On-Board AHCI Capable SATA Controller.
Note Some of Intel RAID C600 upgrade keys might not be not suitable for your Intel® platform, such as enabling eight ports, SATA or SAS, on a system with only four ports available.

This applies to:

Intel® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise (Intel® RSTe)

Solution ID: CS-033541
Last Modified: 28-Jan-2013
Date Created: 14-May-2012
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