Article ID: 000030719 Content Type: Install & Setup Last Reviewed: 01/18/2023

How to Create a RAID Volume with Intel® Virtual RAID on CPU (Intel® VROC) SATA in UEFI Mode


Steps to create a RAID array to install operating system (OS) using Intel® VROC SATA in Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) mode


The drives are not showing up in the Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) after selecting the RAID type, and the option to create the RAID is not there, either.


To set the BIOS in UEFI mode, follow the steps below:

  1. Go to the BIOS.

    It can be launched by pressing F2 during the Power-on self-test (POST).

  2. Go to Boot maintenance manager > Advanced boot options > Set the System to UEFI mode. Press F10 (Save changes and exit).

To create the RAID volume:

  1. Press F2 to enter BIOS.
  2. Go to the Advanced > Mass storage controller configuration.
  3. Select the desired controller:
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  4. Set AHCI Capable (s)SATA Controller to RAID Mode and (s)SATA RAID Options to Intel® VROC (SATA RAID)
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    NoteYou may see Intel® RSTe instead of Intel® VROC (SATA) on older version of BIOS or Intel® Server Products. See Intel® VROC vs. Previous Intel® RSTe: Name Change Explained for further details.
  5. Press F10 (Save changes and exit).
  6. Boot to the BIOS once again.
  7. Go to Advanced > PCI Configuration > UEFI Option ROM Control.
  8. Scroll to the very bottom and select Intel® VROC SATA Controller.

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    NoteDepending on the system configuration, you may also see Intel® Virtual RAID on CPU. Do not select this as this is for NVMe* RAID.
  9. Select Create RAID Volume.
  10. Configure the RAID Volume as desired.
  11. Select Create Volume.

Driver installation

For supported Linux* distributions and versions, no manual driver installation is required as the driver is included in the OS image. Refer to the OS compatibility guide for Intel® Server Products for a list of supported Linux* OS.

For supported Windows* OS:

  1. Download the Windows Intel® VROC driver for your Intel® Server Products (Scroll to the bottom).
  2. Unzip the ZIP (compressed) file.
  3. Go to the F6-drivers in the extracted folder and copy the files under to a USB drive.
  4. Insert the USB drive with the drivers.
  5. In the screen where the partition needs to be selected, click Load drivers and select the files copied on step 3.
  6. If the OS does not find the virtual drive / RAID volume, click the Rescan button.
  7. Create the partition and continue with the installation process.

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