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    Quote Originally Posted by smithkid View Post
    https://www.pcper.com/reviews/Storag...s-Quad-960-PRO

    https://www.pcper.com/news/Storage/I...thout-VROC-Key


    Its all here from Allyn and very interesting. Listen to the podcast as well.
    I suppose using a Hyper x16 on 4 x 4 32gb optane drives would be interesting as a cache drive....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brighttail View Post
    I suppose using a Hyper x16 on 4 x 4 32gb optane drives would be interesting as a cache drive....
    SO I read these and I got the impression that you CAN create a VROC RAID drive using the Samsung pros, but it won't be bootable since you can't choose that option in BIOS but as a game drive, it works just fine.

    Out of curiosity does anyone know where they got that F6 driver from?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brighttail View Post
    SO I read these and I got the impression that you CAN create a VROC RAID drive using the Samsung pros, but it won't be bootable since you can't choose that option in BIOS but as a game drive, it works just fine.

    Out of curiosity does anyone know where they got that F6 driver from?
    Check winraid forum. That’s my bet.

    I’m good with the current NVMe speed from a stand-alone Drive. I picked up a 32 GB optane to cache my 2 850 evos array which may or may not work. We will find out more as more people get to working on this board and chipset.*

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustinThyme View Post
    Check winraid forum. That’s my bet.

    I’m good with the current NVMe speed from a stand-alone Drive. I picked up a 32 GB optane to cache my 2 850 evos array which may or may not work. We will find out more as more people get to working on this board and chipset.*
    It has been a long while since I've gone to the WinRaid forums. Do you have a specific webpage or forum discussion as I haven't seen anything with VROC on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brighttail View Post
    It has been a long while since I've gone to the WinRaid forums. Do you have a specific webpage or forum discussion as I haven't seen anything with VROC on it.
    You won’t see VROC
    What you will see is RSTe. Not IRST which is the PCH raid controller.

    It’s on Intel site for server 2016 but odds are it’s whats needed for win 10 also.*

    Or as always Fernando has the drivers listed too.

    *http://www.win-raid.com/t2f23-Intel-...QL-v-WHQL.html


    To weed through it all here is the drivers only

    *https://mega.nz/#!AQdlmaKb!I_nKK46lE...SzC_Wi0SXjp5S0
    *

    * *And here it is with software too

    *https://mega.nz/#!cJVEgCBJ!QkVy7Ksdd...qSHphhJpr_Cbjw
    *
    * Credit to winraid*
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    Either way, it seems you have to load windows up, to be able to install RST, to be able to create a RAID 0 array with non-intel drives to see them as bootable. Now if you could install window one that RAID 0 array that would be VERY interesting if it could become bootable, but for me even if VROC is available as a RAID 0 on a non-bootable array, I'm fine using it as a game drive.

    I'm still not 100 % on what to do with the RST driver or where to put it to load it up, or how to do it. Fernando's site is great if you know what you are doing to begin with, if you don't it isn't much help.
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    Haven’t got the board yet so I can’t play.*
    You should be able to build the array in the BIOs. Copy and extract the drivers to a folder and copy that folder to your windows install USB drive then when it gets to asking where to install it I think it’s F6 to install drivers. You have to do this no matter which controller it’s on. Then point it to where you put the extracted drivers and they should load and then see the array.**

    If that doesn’t work then you can install on a non raid disk create the array then *clone your non raid disk over and reassign the boot drive in the bios.*
    Last edited by JustinThyme; 10-09-2017 at 01:23 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustinThyme View Post
    Haven’t got the board yet so I can’t play.*
    You should be able to build the array in the BIOs. Copy and extract the drivers to a folder and copy that folder to your windows install USB drive then when it gets to asking where to install it I think it’s F6 to install drivers. You have to do this no matter which controller it’s on. Then point it to where you put the extracted drivers and they should load and then see the array.**

    If that doesn’t work then you can install on a non raid disk create the array then *clone your non raid disk over and reassign the boot drive in the bios.*
    The main thing of the article that was released that I was most interested in, as I really don't care to boot into a RAID 0 array due to latency, my single 960 pro will do just fine. But if I can use VROC to create an array with my three sm961s that might be worth while for an application's drive. I know I can create it using normal windows RAID and I get about 7gb/s seq read using three drives. If VROC opens that up further, it might be worth while. As it is if I'm using a DIMM.2 for two drives, I don't think I can add a third drive to the array using the m.2 slot. If you want 3 or 4 in the array you have to use the Hyper x16.

    As for building the array in BIOS, I thought I read that in the BIOS it wouldn't recognize the 960 pros until he got into a Windows environment and loaded up RST, THEN he could see and create the drive.
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    I get more and more confused.

    I have 2 Samsung 960PRO.

    How can I create a bootable RAID0 volume?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beto556 View Post
    I get more and more confused.

    I have 2 Samsung 960PRO.

    How can I create a bootable RAID0 volume?
    I'm not sure you can through conventional means. If you turn your DIMM.2 to PCH, the m.2s should show up in BIOS as non-VROC drives. IRST may let you create the bootable RAID from BIOS, but since you are going through the PCH, you are going to hit your bandwidth very quickly with just one 960Pro. You would double your write, so you'd get something like 3500 read and 3000 ish write.
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