When using the Intel® Embedded RAID Technology II, it does not allow the creation of different RAID structures using the same set of hard drives. You are able to create a different RAID array with a different set of hard drives.
Using the Intel® Embedded RAID Technology, the controller has the ability to select all the hard drives available.
As an example: If there are 3 hard drives in the system, all can be selected to create a RAID Array such as a RAID 5 (if AXXRAKSW5 is present). This allows the controller the ability to select the space wanted for the Virtual Drive (“VD”); instead of using the entire space for the only one “VD”. After creating the first VD and selecting “ACCEPT“, there is the option to create another “VD” on that same screen. This means that, another RAID 5 can be created. It is not possible to create a RAID 0 with the remaining space. These are the designed features for the Intel® Embedded RAID Technology II.
This applies to: