Article ID: 000090096 Content Type: Compatibility Last Reviewed: 11/15/2023

How to Confirm If a Platform Supports Intel® VROC or Intel® RST for RAID Management

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Summary

Information to determine what RAID solution is supported by the system.

Description

Unable to determine if a platform supports Intel® Virtual RAID on CPU (Intel® VROC) or Intel® Rapid Storage Technology (Intel® RST).

Resolution
Consult the system vendor
Intel® VROC support is highly dependent on the platform capabilities enabled by the manufacturer. Contact the system or motherboard manufacturer to confirm what RAID solution is supported in a specific platform. Some systems may work with Intel® RST, Intel® VROC, or may even use a completely different RAID solution.

The following items can help to determine which RAID solution is supported by the platform:

  • Type of system: Intel® VROC is an enterprise-oriented solution; regular domestic/consumer platforms will generally use Intel® RST as their RAID management solution.
  • Available drivers and marketing material: Some manufacturers may have a dedicated summary or driver page for each platform. This can help determine if the system uses Intel® VROC, Intel® RST, or other RAID solution. For example, search for the available driver downloads for a specific system or motherboard in the website of the manufacturer, and look for storage or RAID drivers/controllers.
  • Technical documentation available: Different technical documents for the platform may indicate what feature is available and how it can be configured. For example, the Intel® Server Board S2600WF Product Family TPS (Intel® VROC) or the Intel® NUC NUC10i5FN TPS (Intel® RST).
  • Intel® Volume Management Device (Intel® VMD): Intel® VROC is supported only by Intel® Xeon Processors with Intel® VMD enabled. This feature can be verified under Advanced Technologies in the Intel® ARK specifications page of the processor. For example, the Intel ARK page of the Intel® Xeon® Gold 6238R Processor.
Additional information

If you have an X299 system, check the information in Announcement: Intel® Virtual RAID on CPU (Intel® VROC) Support on X299 Platforms.