Con­fig­ure and create the RAID vol­ume

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In­tel's Rapid Stor­age tech­nol­ogy util­ity al­lows us to create a RAID vol­ume with rel­a­tive ease. Dur­ing POST, press the keys ‘Ctrl' and ‘I' to­gether to ac­cess the In­tel Rapid Stor­age tech­nol­ogy Op­tion ROM util­ity. At the main menu, se­lect the Create RAID Vol­ume op­tion. No­tice that the sta­tus of each SSD reads “Non-RAID Disk”.

Use the Tab key to nav­i­gate to the Name textbox. Key in a mean­ing­ful RAID vol­ume name and press En­ter to fi­nal­ize it. Af­ter that, nav­i­gate to the RAID Level item, us­ing the Up and Down ar­row keys to change the value to “RAID 0”. Press En­ter to save.

Next, nav­i­gate to the Stripe Size menu item, and set its value to 128KB. Stripe val­ues range from 4KB to 128KB. Dif­fer­ing stripe sizes af­fect over­all file trans­fer speeds, with dif­fer­ent stripe sizes pre­ferred for dif­fer­ent ap­pli­ca­tions, whether data­bases, au­dio or video, for ex­am­ple.

Nav­i­gate to the Ca­pac­ity field; leave the value at de­fault, in or­der to create a sin­gle vol­ume RAID. For the fi­nal step, se­lect the Create Vol­ume item, and press En­ter to create the RAID 0 vol­ume. The Op­tion ROM util­ity will is­sue a data loss warn­ing; press the Y key to pro­ceed.

Af­ter the RAID vol­ume has been suc­cess­fully cre­ated, the name that was keyed in ear­lier will be dis­played. The sta­tus of each SSD has been up­dated to “Mem­ber Disk(0)” to show that they are part of the RAID 0 setup.

At the Create Vol­ume menu, se­lect the Name textbox and key in a mean­ing­ful vol­ume name.

The In­tel Rapid Stor­age tech­nol­ogy Op­tion ROM util­ity can be ac­cessed by press­ing keys “Ctrl” and “I” dur­ing POST.

Change the value of the RAID Level to ‘RAID0(Stripe)'.

Se­lect the Stripe Size menu item, and change its value to 128KB.

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