Intel s5520sc 2 SSD in RAID0 + simple 3TB WD HDD, is it possible?

I manage to configure 2 SSD to work in RAID0 on intel S5520SC via Embedded Server RAID Technology (no extra RAID controler). I have another 3TB HDD, is it possible somehow to ad it as a regular HDD (no RAID) whitout adding extra hardvare?
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  1. Yes, has an Intel ICH10R SATA 3 controller, CTRL-E to access setup I believe. Since this is not a hardware raid controller, performance may not be what you experience, as for the 3TB, just leave it as a standard disk.
  2. das_stig said:
    Yes, has an Intel ICH10R SATA 3 controller, CTRL-E to access setup I believe. Since this is not a hardware raid controller, performance may not be what you experience, as for the 3TB, just leave it as a standard disk.


    This is my problem, I cant to that, cant find where to change it as simple HDD (In CTRL-E menu). But if U say its possible ill keep trying
  3. Is it valid to make 2SSD in RAID0, and that 1 3TB disk in RAID0?

    Looks like no, getting blue screen when trying to install WIN..

    Do 3TB HDD have to be in any array to make it work as simple HDD(no raid)?
    Or i have to leave it in „READY“ state in Embedded Server RAID Technology BIOS?
  4. What operating system?
    What is the drive or drives you want to boot from?
  5. Just plug the 3TB HD in another sata port and it should be recognized as another simple drive with a letter assigned to it. That is if your system can handle a 3TB HD.
  6. spooky2th said:
    Just plug the 3TB HD in another sata port and it should be recognized as another simple drive with a letter assigned to it. That is if your system can handle a 3TB HD.


    WINDOWS 7. WD RED 3TB HDD (was using for a while only 3TB disk (no raid, installed windows 7 in it on same MOBO), worked fine).
    2 Intel 520 120GB SSD works fine also in RAID0 mode (installed windows and used for few days).

    But they just don't work together (2 SSD in RAID0 + no raid 3TB HDD). Windows do not detect 3TB HDD, like it's unpluged (used windows disk manager).

    Will try BIOS update... But if u got any other suggestion - please let me know.
  7. Did you set up the RAID configuration with the 3TB HD installed? Does the HDD show up in BIOS?
  8. Assuming you want to use the two SSD as a RAID boot drive, you need to add the Intel ESRT-2 SATA & SAS Raid software driver for Windows at the beginning of the Windows 7 installation.
    5/4/2013
    Version 14.06.1007.2011
    Included >2TB drive support (requires updated OpROM in System BIOS as well)

    The BIOS should be updated to the latest prior to that installation.

    To boot from a 3TB drive you need a UEFI BIOS so that would not be possible.

    Drives over 2TB require GPT format.
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc725671.aspx
  9. spooky2th said:
    Did you set up the RAID configuration with the 3TB HD installed? Does the HDD show up in BIOS?


    Yes in both.
  10. Calvin7 said:
    Assuming you want to use the two SSD as a RAID boot drive, you need to add the Intel ESRT-2 SATA & SAS Raid software driver for Windows at the beginning of the Windows 7 installation.
    5/4/2013
    Version 14.06.1007.2011
    Included >2TB drive support (requires updated OpROM in System BIOS as well)

    The BIOS should be updated to the latest prior to that installation.

    To boot from a 3TB drive you need a UEFI BIOS so that would not be possible.

    Drives over 2TB require GPT format.
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc725671.aspx



    I know about GPT, and my SSD in RAID 0 works fine, installed windows on it with no problem.
    Do I need Intel ESRT-2 SATA & SAS Raid software driver for Windows that my 3TB to show up? Cose i see my RAID0 drive with no problem when installing windows. Trying to update BIOS now, when will try drivers.
    Your post is most usefull for now :)
  11. Calvin7 said:
    Assuming you want to use the two SSD as a RAID boot drive, you need to add the Intel ESRT-2 SATA & SAS Raid software driver for Windows at the beginning of the Windows 7 installation.
    5/4/2013
    Version 14.06.1007.2011
    Included >2TB drive support (requires updated OpROM in System BIOS as well)

    The BIOS should be updated to the latest prior to that installation.

    To boot from a 3TB drive you need a UEFI BIOS so that would not be possible.

    Drives over 2TB require GPT format.
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc725671.aspx



    OpROM? What is it?


    Still no luck, updated BIOS, reRAID0, installed drivers. In bios HDD shows, in WIN7 no.. Even in WIN7 disk manager cant see it. Any other idea?
  12. You probably need to reload load windows again. And follow the instructions at the beginning to install RAID drivers.
  13. spooky2th said:
    You probably need to reload load windows again. And follow the instructions at the beginning to install RAID drivers.



    Tried, not helping, I'm starting to think its impossible....
  14. This looks prommising:

    http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/server/sb/CS-030492.htm

    But already tried this, get blue screen sooner than Im able to pick disk that i want to install win on it
  15. Found solution:

    1. Make only 2 SSD RAID0
    2. Install OS
    3. Make extra disk as second RAID0 aswell (only 1 disk at the time)
    4. Install OS, go to win disk manager and make partitions from new disk (it will not show in my computer at first)
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