Article ID: 000025656 Content Type: Compatibility Last Reviewed: 06/08/2022

Non-Volatile Memory Express* (NVMe*) drives not working in RAID Configuration


New Skylake CPU and Purley Platform Intel® Virtual RAID on CPU (Intel® VROC) Technology


Learn more about Intel® Virtual RAID


Can not create RAID configurations when using NVMe SSD drives based on the Intel® Server Boards, for the new Intel® Xeon® Processor Scalable Family.


Old Intel® Rapid Storage Technology Enterprise NVMe [Intel® RSTe NVMe] RAID Driver is no longer validated.  For Intel® Server Board S2600WF, Intel® Server Board S2600BP and Intel® Server Board S2600ST Product families, in other words, the new NVMe RAID capability is handled by the Intel® Virtual RAID on CPU; click here for more detailed information. Consequently, the new software is now the VROC and RSTe Driver, which can be found on the page for each of the boards.
It is important to know that 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).

  • 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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