Does BootIt work with Intel RST RAID?

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Does BootIt work with Intel RST RAID?

Postby tbessie » Thu Nov 28, 2013 2:23 pm

I was reading the FAQs and here, looking for a discussion of RAID support. In particular, how BootIt BM works (both in booting and partition management) when it comes to an Intel RST RAID (I intend to run in RAID 0). This is a RAID that is supported by both BIOS firmware *and* OS drivers.

I didn't see much discussion in the forums, and the FAQ says "Hardward and Firmware RAIDs are supported; software RAIDs are not supported".

However, I couldn't find 1) if this kind of combo firmware/software RAID is supported, 2) if RAID 0 is supported in this case, 3) how this effects partition management.

Is there complete info on this anywhere?

- Tim
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Re: Does BootIt work with Intel RST RAID?

Postby TeraByte Support » Thu Nov 28, 2013 7:20 pm

that would be firmware raid - it will use whatever the firmware provides it
for interaction. You'll see one big drive to interact with.

"tbessie" wrote in message news:6866@public.bootitbm...

I was reading the FAQs and here, looking for a discussion of RAID support.
In particular, how BootIt BM works (both in booting and partition
management) when it comes to an Intel RST RAID (I intend to run in RAID 0).
This is a RAID that is supported by both BIOS firmware *and* OS drivers.

I didn't see much discussion in the forums, and the FAQ says "Hardward and
Firmware RAIDs are supported; software RAIDs are not supported".

However, I couldn't find 1) if this kind of combo firmware/software RAID is
supported, 2) if RAID 0 is supported in this case, 3) how this effects
partition management.

Is there complete info on this anywhere?

- Tim

TeraByte Support
 
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Re: Does BootIt work with Intel RST RAID?

Postby tbessie » Fri Nov 29, 2013 12:34 am

TeraByte Support wrote:
> that would be firmware raid - it will use whatever the firmware provides it
> for interaction. You'll see one big drive to interact with.

Hmm - will BootIt still see the MBR (or EMBR) and partition layout, or does turning several drives into RAID 0 hide the drive structure such that BootIt couldn't do partition resizes, etc. properly?

- Tim
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Re: Does BootIt work with Intel RST RAID?

Postby TeraByte Support » Fri Nov 29, 2013 12:48 am

It will look and work like a normal drive. Converting drives to RAID 0 is
typically a destructive operation, once done, you'd then have the one big
drive instead of the several smaller ones.

"tbessie" wrote in message news:6872@public.bootitbm...

TeraByte Support wrote:
> that would be firmware raid - it will use whatever the firmware provides
> it
> for interaction. You'll see one big drive to interact with.

Hmm - will BootIt still see the MBR (or EMBR) and partition layout, or does
turning several drives into RAID 0 hide the drive structure such that BootIt
couldn't do partition resizes, etc. properly?

- Tim

TeraByte Support
 
Posts: 2274
Joined: Thu May 05, 2011 3:37 pm


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