Since you disabled VMD, the VMD drivers aren't required anymore so uninstall them from Windows and install the regular RST drivers.
It is above the OS level but the BIOS isn't doing any sort of emulation to make the array look like a standard drive to Windows. Without emulation, you need drivers. The VMD drivers won't support regular RST features I think.If it's all above the OS level, who cares what Windows is doing?
Yeah. Windows can't do anything without the drivers.Does what you're saying about the drivers still apply even if it spent ZERO time setting up/building the array in BIOS?
Did you install this in Windows? https://www.intel.com/content/www/u...ane-memory-11th-up-to-13th-gen-platforms.html
It's not going to take any time since the drives were formatted. It's just making a new array w/ 0 data.Does what you're saying about the drivers still apply even if it spent ZERO time setting up/building the array in BIOS?
It's not going to take any time since the drives were formatted. It's just making a new array w/ 0 data.
There are 3 different ways to Raid....
OS ./ softraid . mdadm
HW - MOBO / RST - OS independent
HW - card / controller - OS independent n / slower to boot due to the card needing to POST as well
Doing this though for ~500GB seems a bit silly other than learning about how it works. Investing in SSD's at least could give more speed comparable to ~1/3 of an NVME for the OS if that's what's being used. Sure combining the 2 ATA drives will potentially get ~300MB/s out of them but, any data on them is susceptible to loss if either drive fails. Loss doesn't seem to be a priority here though since you blew away the drives and got them working again.
There's nothing on the drives and worst case scenario, I'm sure you can re-install Windows if it gets borked. Install the latest drivers, will ya???
Yup.And which of the 3 is my situation? The second one, right?
Also: these are old drives I'm using for extra storage, and I'm doing RAID-0 for fun. Because I'm crazy. I already have nVMEs in my system for actual stuff.
It's obvious. No one would do that other than to be cheap or get frustrated,.I'm just highly procedural. I like to understand exactly what I'm doing and why I'm doing it. Like, even if it works, if I don't understand why, it will bother me to no end.
If me pairing a corporate-tier motherboard with a 13600K, 64 GB RAM, and a 4070 FE wasn't indication enough, I'm sorta not typical.
R0 is pure speed / bonding of drives to make a larger space. Mostly you'll want this sort of thing for faster load times of data that is backed up somewhere else. Sometimes you'll see it with idiots bonding NVME drives together for outrageous speeds which are totally unnecessary. Even the most demanding games won't be maxing things out after the initial load to the GPU. Hell, even my game only hits about 100MB/s of drive speed when loading. Now, when I copy data between the 2 NVME drives I can push them to ~1.5GB/s which is more of a bus limitation / windows issue of moving the data and potentially a bottleneck of the PCH since one drive is on the CPU and the other isn't. I can get closer to the full potential speed though by using TB4 and about double the throughput by copying in a multithread fashion.
Nah. Mobo vendors rarely update their pages. You got a Raptor Lake CPU. You need the Raptor Lake drivers.
That's for the desktops from big OEMs like Dell, HP etc. They may customize their hardware to such an extent that special drivers may be required.Off Intel's site:
"Note: Intel recommends that end users utilize driver updates provided by their system manufacturer/provider or via Windows* Update to eliminate the potential impact caused by loading non-customized drivers. System manufacturers regularly customize Intel generic drivers to meet the needs of their specific system design. In such cases, use of the Intel generic driver update is not recommended."
I don't care what you do if it makes you happy. The reasons that come to mind would be noise / heat / power consumption. If you could mount the system to the back of your chair you'd have a massage chair.No seriously, let me have my fun.
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