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Asus P6T Deluxe V2 and Raid setup issue with 4TB drives

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  • Motherboards
  • Intel
Last response: in Motherboards
May 29, 2014 11:44:57 PM


I have a ssd drive and two WDC4.0TB drives. I have configured the sata as raid. When the system boots the intel matrix manager sees the two 4TB drives as 1.6TB? Why? I need to setup Raid1 but can't.....

Please do note that this is before even an operating system is installed. I am simply trying to use the intel Matrix Manager boot utility to configure raid and it sees the drives as 1.6TB

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May 30, 2014 4:52:57 AM

First for creating or using a partition bigger than 2TB, you must initialize the HDD as GPT (GUID Partition table).

2nd, I noticed you use the " intel matrix manager", which is the old version for raid, you should use the new version intel RST Intel® Rapid Storage Technology

a c 337 V Motherboard
a b å Intel
May 30, 2014 6:16:59 AM

Install BIOS Version 1003 or higher
Description P6T Deluxe V2 1003 BIOS
1. Fix HDD size shown incorrectly if it's bigger than 2.2TB

For RAID bigger than 2.2TB, the Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver for Intel Desktop Boards must be version 10.5 or higher!

Newest versions of IRST may not be compatible unless there is a supported BIOS version being used. Those versions are used for newer motherboards.

You can use the SSD as operating system. For DATA drive Raid, the drives must be GPT format. I would suggest installing the main IRST software program in Windows. (STOR_allOS_10.6.0.1022.exe version: - Size: 12.26 MB) Note the 12.26MB size.

Then use the main IRST program to create your RAID array, not the Cntrl & I Configuration Utility.