Comparison of Intel® Embedded Server RAID Technology 2 and Intel® Rapid Storage Technology for Enterprise (Intel® RSTe) RAID for Intel® Server Boards

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06-Sep-2018

Intel® Embedded Server RAID Technology 2 and Intel® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise (Intel® RSTe) are embedded software SATA RAID solutions provided on all Intel® Server Boards that are currently shipping.

Intel® Embedded Server RAID Technology 2:
  • Based on LSI* MegaRAID
  • Supports RAID 0, 1, 10; supports RAID 5 with optional upgrade key
  • <Ctrl-E> during boot for setup
  • Maximum of 8 drives
  • Uses Intel® Embedded Server RAID Technology 2 RAID driver
Intel® RSTe:
  • Supports RAID 0, 1, 5, 10
  • <Ctrl-I> during boot for setup
  • Uses Intel® RSTe AHCI and SCU Software RAID driver
 
Note Do not enable both Intel® Embedded Server RAID Technology 2 and Intel® RSTe on the same board at the same time.
 
Related topics
Intel® Embedded Server RAID Technology 2 RAID Simulator
Intel® RSTe RAID Simulator
Intel® Embedded Server RAID Technology 2 User's Guide
User Guide and Technical Product Specification for Intel® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise NVMe*