May 14, 2013 Written by: MarshallR

Guide: Building RAID With UEFI

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If you've previously followed our UEFI boot/install guide, here's a BIOS guide to the next step: building a RAID array with UEFI.

1. Under the Advanced menu, configure the SATA to [RAID Mode].

sata mode

2. Under the Boot/CSM section, set [Boot from Storage Device] from [Legacy OpROM First] to [UEFI Driver First], then press the “F10” key to save and exit.

boot from storage devices

3. Upon the next POST, re-enter the BIOS again, then you will see the following differences in BIOS options:

  • For X79 series (Rampage IV), you will find the [Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology] menu under the Advanced menu, which did not show up before.

intel rst

  • For Z77 series (Maximus V), just press the right key from the [Tool] tab and you will reveal additional UEFI options:


• Now make the desired changes. You can create either create RAID volumes:

intel rst

intel rst

• Or delete them:


• Or check the drive status:

check status

After everything is done, press F10 to save and exit, then install 64-bit UEFI Windows onto your RAID array as we described previously.


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