Article ID: 000025656 Content Type: Compatibility Last Reviewed: 10/18/2023

Non-volatile Memory Express* (NVMe*) Drives Not Working in RAID Configuration with Intel® RSTe Driver


Learn more about Intel® Virtual RAID on CPU (Intel® VROC).


Unable to create RAID configurations when using NVMe* drives on the Intel® Server Boards, for the new Intel® Xeon® Processor Scalable Family.


Old Intel® Rapid Storage Technology Enterprise driver (Intel® RSTe) is no longer validated.  For Intel® Server Board S2600WF, Intel® Server Board S2600BP, and Intel® Server Board S2600ST product families, the new NVMe* RAID capability is handled by the Intel® Virtual RAID on CPU (Intel® VROC); click here for more detailed information.
It is important to know that Intel® VROC can handle standalone NVMe* drives; however, if NVMe* RAID is desired, in addition to the aforementioned software, an Intel® VROC Upgrade key is needed (click here for the comparison chart).

Additional information
  • Intel® Virtual RAID on CPU – Intel® SSD Only product code is VROCISSDMOD
  • Intel® Virtual RAID on CPU – Standard product code is VROCSTANMOD.
  • Intel® Virtual RAID on CPU – Premium product code is VROCPREMMOD.
  • RAID support for NVMe* SSDs using Intel® Rapid Storage Technology [Intel® RSTe] and Intel® VROC requires that the PCIe* bus lanes be routed directly from the CPU via the onboard PCIe* OCuLink connectors, which are wired to CPU socket 1.
  • The Intel® Embedded Server RAID Technology II [Intel® ESRT2] onboard RAID option does not support PCIe devices.
  • Mixing both SATA and PCIe NVMe* SSDs within a single RAID volume is not supported.

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