Intel® Embedded Server RAID Technology II and Intel® Rapid Storage Technology (Intel® RST) Matrix RAID are embedded chipset versions of RAID on Intel® Server Boards. Some server boards provide both RAID types. See Comparison of Intel ESRT2 and Intel® RST (Matrix) RAID for differences and configuration information.
The Intel® RAID Software user guide describes the software and utilities, available RAID modes, and instructions for configuring and maintaining RAID arrays. This guide is for Intel® Server Boards and Intel® RAID Controllers that use the following technologies:
- Intel® Embedded Server RAID Technology II (software and drivers that start with esrt2)
- Intel IT/IR RAID
- Intel® Integrated Server RAID technology
- Intel® RAID Controllers using the Intel® RAID Software stack 3 (software and drivers that start with ir3)
RAID controller and module specification information lists main specification of Intel® RAID Controllers and Intel® Integrated Server RAID modules.
Use the Intel RAID Quick Reference Guide for Intel® Server Boards with the Intel® C600 Chipset. The guide has information on configuring Intel® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise (Intel® RSTe), Intel ESRT2, Intel® integrated module, and Intel® RAID C600 optional upgrade keys.
Intel® RSTe for Windows* Software User Guide describes the software and utilities, available RAID modes, and instructions for configuring and maintaining Intel® RSTe RAID arrays.
Intel® RAID tutorial shows some of the features of Intel® RAID Controllers. The demo includes RAID Levels 0, 1, 5, Intel® RAID Roaming, RAIDIOS Demonstration, and RAID Calculator.