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2017/12/31 10:28:52 (permalink)
Thread for RAID discussion.  First see pages 5 and 6 here:
 
https://forums.evga.com/J...742608-p5.aspx#2745964
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    Re: EVGA X299 Motherboards & RAID 2017/12/31 22:44:12 (permalink)
     
    Do you need this thread open, even though your posting in the other one about the same thing?

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    Re: EVGA X299 Motherboards & RAID 2018/01/01 00:45:03 (permalink)
    Locking.
     
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    Re: EVGA X299 Motherboards & RAID 2018/01/03 00:08:08 (permalink)
    Got the tread unlocked guys it can now be used for X299 Raid related things - as most of the conversation was getting buried in the X299 Dark thread
     
    If it isn't too much work perhaps a thread split / move by a moderator of the raid conversation to this thread so that others looking for the information but not specifically on the Dark can find it?
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    Re: EVGA X299 Motherboards & RAID 2018/01/03 10:22:46 (permalink)
    ok look here it is right out of the book support m2 and u2 and pcie under the 3d xpoint typs ssd,s witch are intel only at this time
    EVGA welcomes you to the next generation of Intel Enthusiast performance:
    the X299 MICRO! The X299 platform supports the newest Skylake-X and
    Kaby Lake-X processors. EVGA X299 motherboards further refine highperformance
    with multiple options for all the latest SSD options with support
    for U.2, M.2 and PCI-E drives and is Intel
    ® OptaneMemory Ready – a
    revolutionary higher-density memory interface, based on 3D XPoint
    Technology, delivers a new generation of SSDs designed to obliterate loading
    times for gamers.
    SATA Ports:
    Intel X299 PCH Controller
    6x SATA 3/6G (600 MB/s) data transfer rate
    - Support for RAID0, RAID1, RAID5, AND RAID10
    - Supports hot plug
    Additional Expansion Slots:
    1x M.2 Key-M 80mm slot PCI-E/NVMe & SATA
    Supports Intel Optane
    1x M.2 Key-E slot
    Includes Intel 8260NGW 802.11AC/BT4.1
    1x U.2 slot       at this point they talk about sata port's and how they raid but nouthing yet on m2, u2, or pcie.
    9. Intel SATA 3/6G Ports
    The Intel X299 PCH has a 6-port SATA 3/6G controller (See Page 47 for
    specifics on the connectors). This controller is backwards-compatible with
    SATA and SATA 2 devices, and supports SSDs, HDDs and various types of
    optical devices (CDROM, DVDROM, BD-ROM, etc). The controller also
    supports NCQ, TRIM, hot swap capability (provided the proper HDD/SSD
    bays/racks are installed), and RAID levels 0/1/5/10.
    10. U.2 Port (SFF-8639)
    U.2, originally known as SFF-8639, is a high bandwidth connection specifically
    engineered for next generation SSD’s. U.2 brings PCI-E x4 (Gen3) NVMe
    performance to a 2.5” SSD form factor and provides a solution to potential
    heating problems that may be present in some M.2 solutions.
    11. M.2 Socket 3 Key-M 80mm
    M.2 is a SSD standard, which uses up to four PCI-E lanes and utilizes Gen3
    speeds. Most popularly paired with NVMe SSDs, this standard offers
    substantially faster transfer speeds and seek time than SATA interface
    standards. All M.2 devices are designed to connect via a card-bus style
    connector and be bolted into place and powered by the connector, rather than
    by a dedicated data cable and power cable.
    This socket will support Key-M devices of 80mm, 60mm, and 42mm length.
    This connector can utilize either a PCI-E/NVMe based M.2 SSD, SATA M.2,
    or Intel Optane devices.
    tested u2 ssd drives . this should tell you something.
    Brand Part Number Size Interface
    Intel 750 SSDPE2MW400G4 400GB U.2 NVME w\Cable
    Intel 750 SSDPE2MW400G4 400GB U.2 NVME w\Cable
    Tested M.2 Key-M
    Tested M.2 Key-E
    Brand Part Number Size Interface
    Samsung MZ-HPU128T/004 128G 128GB M.2
    Samsung MZ-HPV1280 SM951 128GB M.2
    Intel SSDSCKHW120A4 120GB M.2
    Transcend TS128GMTS800 128GB M.2
    Samsung MZ-HPU128T/004 128GB M.2
    Kingston SHPM2280P2H/240 240GB M.2 + PCIE Adapter Card
    Samsung MZ-VKV512 NVM Express 512GB M.2
    Intel SSDSCKKW120H6 120GB M.2
    Intel SSDSCKKW240H6 240GB M.2
    Intel Intel SSD 6000P SERIES SSDPEKKW256G7 256GB M.2 + PCIE Adapter Card
    Intel Intel SSD 6000P SERIES SSDPEKKW512G7 512GB M.2 + PCIE Adapter Card
    M.2 Key M (SSD) :
    Brand Part Number Wifi Support
    Intel 7265NGW BT 4.0, 802.11ac
    Intel 8260NGW BT 4.1, 802.11sc
    Azure Wave AW-NB165NF BT 4.0, WLAN B, G, N
    now for how you can and can not set your drives up in the bois.
    Drive Headers (SATA/ U.2)
    SATA3/6G is the current standard for HDD/SSD/Optical interface. These
    cables are the data interconnect for the motherboard. Your
    HDD/SSD/Optical interface will still require a separate power connection
    from your power supply.
    SATA ports on this platform natively support full AHCI and RAID functions.
    AHCI is enabled by default, but the controller can be put into RAID mode in
    the BIOS. RAID mode supports RAID levels 0, 1, 5, and 10 through the Intel
    controller.
    U.2 is a new storage standard that has the advantage of the performance of a
    M.2 SSD and the ease of installation of a 2.5inch SSD. U.2 does not share
    resources with other peripherals or slots, U.2 has a dedicated 4 PCI-E Gen3
    lanes from the PCH, and can be enabled or disabled in BIOS.
    See Page 49 for RAID levels supported and explanations for how
    they work
    .
    BIOS Setup and Windows Installation for M.2 and PCI-E NVMe
    SSDs
    1. Remember, NVMe is a new standard and older operating systems do not have
    native support. Many NVMe drives require certain steps to make the drive
    bootable, even with current operating systems. from here\to the end of the manule never say anything about raid for m2 , us , or pcie slots only sata on this board . you can use them like we did on the x99 board is all . will cove outher 2 board on next post back to work. does not have vroc header . next 2 later
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    Re: EVGA X299 Motherboards & RAID 2018/01/03 12:31:48 (permalink)
    Great Info Sam, Thank you for Posting
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    Re: EVGA X299 Motherboards & RAID 2018/01/03 12:34:27 (permalink)
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    Re: EVGA X299 Motherboards & RAID 2018/01/03 14:35:08 (permalink)
    ok i'm not going to copy everything again , just where they say thing dif .x299 ftw k
    the ftw say duel where the micro does not.
    Furthermore, this board is designed not ONLY for overclockers, but also for
    gamers with NVIDIA® 3-Way SLI + PhysX Support without the need for PLX
    chips, blazing-fast networking featuring the Killer E2500 NIC and an Intel i219,
    Dual M.2 Key-M, Dual U.2, 8 SATA 3/6g and much more!
    Additional Expansion Slots:
    1x M.2 Key-M 110mm slot PCI-E/NVMe
    1x M.2 Key-M 80mm slot PCI-E/NVMe & SATA/Optane
    Key-M 80mm Supports Intel Optane
    1x M.2 Key-E slot (via vertical adapter)
    2x U.2 slot          this next one is a big one for the ftw k
    VROC Header:
    1x 4-pin VROC header  ************* needed for intel key to do more than raid 0 even with a intel ssd's have to buy key.
    VROC Header
    VROC stands for Virtual RAID On CPU, the VROC headers works in
    conjunction with the upcoming VROC cards. VROC cards are 4 device M.2
    Key-M cards for PCI-E that allow RAID functions on the card. The Header is
    for an Intel hardware key that will unlock advanced RAID functions, which in
    VROC’s case is anything other than RAID0.
    Important note, as of the time this manual was written, VROC will work with
    many SSD’s but is only bootable with Intel SSD’s. Also VROC is only
    compatible with Skylake-X CPUs
    M.2 and U.2 Slot Breakdown
    PCI-E Lane Distribution (44 Lane SKX CPU’s)
    
    U.2 1 – Gen3, x4 lanes from CPU (No Shared Lanes)
    
    U.2 2 – Gen3, x4 lanes from CPU (No Shared Lanes)
    
    M.2 Key-M (110mm) – x4 CPU lanes (No Shared Lanes)
    
    M.2 Key-M (80mm) – x4 PCH lanes (No Shared Lanes) (*)
    
    M.2 Key-E (32mm) – x1 PCH lane (No Shared Lanes)
    PCI-E Lane Distribution (28 Lane SKX CPU’s)
    
    U.2 1 – Not functional with a 28/16 lane processor.
    
    U.2 2 – Not functional with a 28/16 lane processor.
    
    M.2 Key-M (110mm) – x4 CPU lanes (No Shared Lanes)
    
    M.2 Key-M (80mm) – x4 PCH lanes (No Shared Lanes) (*)
    
    M.2 Key-E (32mm) – x1 PCH lane (No Shared Lanes)
    PCI-E Lane Distribution (16 Lane KBX CPU’s)
    
    U.2 1 – Not functional with a 28/16 lane processor.
    
    U.2 2 – Not functional with a 28/16 lane processor.
    
    M.2 Key-M (110mm) – x4 CPU lanes (Gen3, x4 shared with PE5)
    
    M.2 Key-M (80mm) – x4 PCH lanes (*)
    
    M.2 Key-E (32mm) – x1 PCH lane
    All M.2 Key-M slots on this board support PCI-E, NVMe, and SATA M.2
    standards.
    o
    (*) If a SATA M.2 drive is used in the 80mm M.2 the SATA 0/1 will be
    disabled.
    This motherboard does NOT have any lane replication via PLX; all lanes are
    native and derived from CPU or PCH. This also allows for improved backwards
    compatibility for Gen 2 devices.
    - 42 -
    RBG LED Header
    The RGB LED header supports included EVGA RGB covers, NOT to be used
    with other RGB devices. The LEDs can be controlled from within ELEET-X.
    VROC Header
    This is the hardware key for enabling advanced RAID features (anything above
    RAID 0) for “Virtual RAID On CPU” based M.2 PCI-E cards.
    Drive Headers (SATA/ U.2)
    SATA3/6G is the current standard for HDD/SSD/Optical interface. These
    cables are the data interconnect for the motherboard. Your
    HDD/SSD/Optical interface will still require a separate power connection
    from your power supply.
    SATA ports on this platform natively support full AHCI and RAID functions.
    AHCI is enabled by default, but the controller can be put into RAID mode in
    the BIOS. RAID mode supports RAID levels 0, 1, 5, and 10 through the Intel
    controller. RAID-ready ports also have full AHCI functionality and are boxed
    above in GREEN.
    U.2 is a new storage standard that has the advantage of the performance of a
    M.2 SSD and the ease of installation of a 2.5inch SSD. U.2 does not share
    resources with other peripherals or slots, U.2 has a dedicated 4 PCI-E Gen3
    lanes from the PCH, and can be enabled or disabled in BIOS.
    See Page 52 for RAID levels supported and explanations for how
    they work
    .
    BIOS Setup and Windows Installation for M.2 and PCI-E NVMe
    SSDs
    1. Remember, NVMe is a new standard and older operating systems do not have
    native support. Many NVMe drives require certain steps to make the drive
    bootable, even with current operating systems.
    PLEASE FULLY READ THE INSTRUCTIONS THAT COME WITH
    YOUR M.2 or PCI-E NVMe SSD BEFORE INSTALLATION
    .
    2. After reviewing your SSD’s instructions and its respective Physical installation
    instructions above, power on the PC and enter the BIOS/UEFI by pressing the
    F2 key repeatedly.
    EVGA X299 FTW - K (142-SX-E297)
    - 51 -
    3. Once in BIOS/UEFI, navigate to the “BOOT” section. Then go down to the
    “CSM Configuration” heading and press enter, or click on it with your mouse.
    a. For Windows 10: Set “Launch Storage OpROM Policy” to “UEFI”.
    Then set “Launch CSM” to “Disable”.
    4. Press F10 to save and exit the BIOS/UEFI.
    5. Press Del on reboot to reenter BIOS/UEFI.
    a. If you are using a SSD-attached via PCI-E, proceed to Step
    8182.
    b. If you are using the motherboard’s M.2 slot, proceed to Step
    8990.
    6. If you are using a SSD connected via PCI-E (e.g. an Intel 750) or through an
    adapter that connects a M.2 SSD to PCI-E, go to “Advanced – PCI-E
    Configuration” and verify that the device shows on the slot you have it installed.
    a. Verify the lane count and PCI-E Generation. It should state “x4 Gen3”.
    7. Next check the Dashboard on the upper right. The populated slot, lanes used,
    and PCI-E Generation should all match the information found in the previous
    step.
    a. Proceed to Step
    9 when done.
    8. If you are using a SSD connected to the motherboard’s M.2 slot, re-enter the
    BIOS/UEFI and go to “Advanced – Onboard Device Configuration,” and set
    “M.2 Socket3” to “Enable.”
    9. Go to the “Boot” Section, set “Boot Mode Select” to UEFI, and set first boot
    device to “Hard Disk:Windows Boot Manager”.
    10. Press F10 to save and exit. Insert/Connect your Operating System install media
    and reboot.
    11. Begin the Windows installation. During the drive selection step, you may need
    to load additional drivers that are provided by the SSD’s manufacturer, which
    would be covered in the SSD manual. If these steps are not followed you will
    likely be unable to install the Operating System to the SSD and make it bootable
    no where elese does it say anything about setting up a m2 u2 or pcie raid with out a intel ssd.a and key.
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    Re: EVGA X299 Motherboards & RAID 2018/01/04 08:01:55 (permalink)
    EVGA introduces you the ultimate in raw performance for the next gen Intel
    ® Extreme lineup, the EVGA X299 Dark. The Dark is crafted from the ground up to be the performance apex with everything you need to make a record-breaking benching run or a 24/7 number cruncher, and nothing you don't – a board that is as reliable as it is fast. The EVGA X299 Dark has all of the current gen top-tier component support, multiple M.2 slots, Intel® Optanesupport, multiple U.2 ports, up to 64GB of 4000MHz+ (OC) Quad-Channel RAM on a Skylake-X or up to 32GB of 4133MHz+ (OC) Dual-Channel RAM, dual Intel® GbE LAN, USB 3.1, and a full-featured GUI UEFI/BIOS.
    U.2 Port (SFF-8639)
    U.2, originally known as SFF-8639, is a high bandwidth connection specifically engineered for next generation SSDs. U.2 brings PCIe x4 (Gen3) NVMe performance to a 2.5" SSD form factor and provides a solution to potential heating problems that may be present in some M.2 solutions. Port function depends on installed CPU-type and BIOS Configuration.
    M.2 Socket 3 Key-M 110mm (PM1)
    M.2 is an SSD form factor standard, which uses up to four PCIe lanes and utilizes Gen3 speeds. Most popularly paired with NVMe SSDs, this standard offers substantially faster transfer speeds and seek time than SATA interface standards. All M.2 devices are designed to connect via a card-bus style connector and be bolted into place and powered by the connector, rather than by a dedicated data cable and power cable.
    This socket will support Key-M devices of 110mm, 80mm, 60mm, and 42mm length.
    This connector can only utilize a PCIe/NVMe based M.2 SSD devices.
    M.2 Socket 3 Key-M 80mm (PM2)
    M.2 is an SSD standard, which uses up to four PCIe lanes and utilizes Gen3 speeds. Most popularly paired with NVMe SSDs, this standard offers substantially faster transfer speeds and seek time than SATA interface standards. All M.2 devices are designed to connect via a card-bus style connector and be bolted into place and powered by the connector, rather than by a dedicated data cable and power cable.
    This socket will support Key-M devices of 80mm, 60mm, and 42mm length.
    This connector can utilize only PCIe/NVMe-based M.2 SSDs, SATA M.2, or Intel
    ® OptaneNVMe devices.
    key that will unlock advanced RAID functions, such as RAID5. SATA RAID does not require a VROC key.
    At the time of print, VROC will work with many SSDs, but is only bootable with Intel
    ® SSDs. VROC is only compatible with CoreX-series Skylake-X CPUs
    ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
    so at this point we know we can build about any type raid we want if we have a key. except a bootable raid off any type unless using intel ssd in either m2 u2 or pcie slots. but we can build a raid 0 only with out a key as long as we use intel ssd's witch mean we can have band with of 64g to 128g but at the 128 g it will coast you some of your pcie lanes to do this. and if you use m2 or pcie cards to build your raids you will lose pcie lanes . but if you use the 2 u2 ports you can get 64g of raid 0 with out a key and no lose of pcie lanes just have to use intel ssd to do it . best set up I think.
    If you plan on using an M.2 or U.2 as a boot device, click on or navigate to the "Advanced" menu, select "Onboard Device Configuration" and enable the desired port.
    Once this is done, press F10 to save and exit, plug in your operating system installation medium (likely a thumb drive) and Windows 10 should be able to boot to M.2 or U.2 without issue.
    *Note*
    Some device manufacturers require specific drivers for HDDs or SSDs (such as M.2) before Windows can detect the drive for installation. Please make sure to consult the manufacturer’s instructions for your HDD or SSD before attempting to install Windows to determine if additional drivers are needed.
     
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    Re: EVGA X299 Motherboards & RAID 2018/01/06 17:02:32 (permalink)
    Here is a side note / thought I just had. With all the new issues out with Intel having to rework their context switching / speculative stuff is the performance hit (large or small - not a scope in my thought here) going to make all this raid talk (meaning Raid 0, since Raid 1, 5 and 10 all have a place) a mute point, esp with VROC?
    With the processors (Intel, AMD, ARM) being affected and becoming a bottle neck a single 960 Pro will suffice
     
    /random thought
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    Re: EVGA X299 Motherboards & RAID 2018/01/07 17:29:30 (permalink)
    GGTV-Jon
    Here is a side note / thought I just had. With all the new issues out with Intel having to rework their context switching / speculative stuff is the performance hit (large or small - not a scope in my thought here) going to make all this raid talk (meaning Raid 0, since Raid 1, 5 and 10 all have a place) a mute point, esp with VROC?
    With the processors (Intel, AMD, ARM) being affected and becoming a bottle neck a single 960 Pro will suffice
     
    /random thought



    Excepting special cases (like Prime95 stress tests), CPU spends almost entire time waiting on IO.  IO remains bottleneck by huge margin, even after fixes.
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    Re: EVGA X299 Motherboards & RAID 2018/01/07 19:50:01 (permalink)
    https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/850141-intels-reply-to-me-concerning-vroc-non-intel-drives-bootable-raid-0/

    Per an intel customer service rep:
    "In regards to the Key you'll need to use the Intel® Virtual RAID on CPU – Intel SSD Only Key (VROCISSDMOD Key) to enable VROC on X299 Platforms; also, VROC on X299 Platforms currently supports only Intel SSDs, to support Non-Intel SSDs such as the specified Samsung* SM961 you'll need to use one of our Xeon based Server Platforms. "

    No Samsung m.2 bootable raid support on the X299 platform. This is an intel limitation, not the fault of individual motherboard manufacturers. The technology is their, but intel once again is creating artificial limitations in order to sell more product. Either buy their intel drives, or upgrade to Xeon, what great options, thanks intel!
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    Re: EVGA X299 Motherboards & RAID 2018/01/07 19:59:59 (permalink)
    Fixed your link https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/850141-intels-reply-to-me-concerning-vroc-non-intel-drives-bootable-raid-0/
    It looks like many of the OEM drives like the Samsung sm951/961 are listed but this page also lists that it is open only to the XEON product platform.
    A little more digging shows that the x299 platform has the required Intel VMD and we see that even the Samsung 960 Pros can be used to create a non-bootable  VROC RAID 0 drive with some impressive seq read numbers here:
    https://www.pcper.com/reviews/Storage/Intel-VROC-Tested-X299-VROC-vs-Z270-RST-Quad-Optane-vs-Quad-960-PRO
     
    Though all the Performance Tests done on Any M.2 SSD is out the window due the Spectre/Meltdown Issues that welcomed us to 2018.
     
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    Re: EVGA X299 Motherboards & RAID 2018/02/04 17:03:40 (permalink)
    Just had to drop this here - EVGA now has the VROC dongle - and it is CHEAP!!!! (price wise)
     
    https://www.evga.com/products/product.aspx?pn=W002-00-000066
     

    The Intel VROC hardware key is the mechanism to obtain a license to the Intel VROC software. You must insert the Intel VROC hardware key into that motherboard to enable the RAID license. Each system only needs one key. Supported for EVGA X299 FTW K and X299 DARK motherboards

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    Re: EVGA X299 Motherboards & RAID 2020/06/27 23:27:44 (permalink)
    ??? What about Non M.2 Key-M, But actual Intel SSD, Drives? Am I going to be able to Raid 0 three Intel SSD 545s Series (512GB, 2.5" SATA, 64-Layer TLC 3D NAND) drives, and make them bootable, like I did on my X58 that quit, it worked but they were limited to sata 2 speeds, and Bottlenecks.  Like the poster above, I am a little disappointed I cannot Raid zero the two Samsung (MZ-V7E1T0BW) 970 EVO SSD 1TB - M.2, I bought for this Build, or Boot from them. I did not know about this VROC thing, or Keys, when I found out I was getting a X299FTW, for my E762 RMA. Guess I have a lot to learn, if anyone wants to teach. I hear they are killing off IRST too? So much is and has changed since my X58 Build,,, PCIe lanes based on what CPU you buy, Features that are disabled if you buy the wrong CPU, Still waiting on all my Parts, it's looking like the build will be the easy part, and making everything work, a bear, I was looking forward to learning about UEFI BIOS, But the more I read, the more worried I become. Any other tips and tricks I need to know about? I just learned the 10980XE was about half the price of the 9980X, but just a little more than I originally paid for my 980X. I Hope it's Not true what they say about teaching old dogs new tricks.

      
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    Re: EVGA X299 Motherboards & RAID 2020/06/28 05:08:28 (permalink)
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    ??? What about Non M.2 Key-M, But actual Intel SSD, Drives? Am I going to be able to Raid 0 three Intel SSD 545s Series (512GB, 2.5" SATA, 64-Layer TLC 3D NAND) drives, and make them bootable, like I did on my X58 that quit, it worked but they were limited to sata 2 speeds, and Bottlenecks.  Like the poster above, I am a little disappointed I cannot Raid zero the two Samsung (MZ-V7E1T0BW) 970 EVO SSD 1TB - M.2, I bought for this Build, or Boot from them. I did not know about this VROC thing, or Keys, when I found out I was getting a X299FTW, for my E762 RMA. Guess I have a lot to learn, if anyone wants to teach. I hear they are killing off IRST too? So much is and has changed since my X58 Build,,, PCIe lanes based on what CPU you buy, Features that are disabled if you buy the wrong CPU, Still waiting on all my Parts, it's looking like the build will be the easy part, and making everything work, a bear, I was looking forward to learning about UEFI BIOS, But the more I read, the more worried I become. Any other tips and tricks I need to know about? I just learned the 10980XE was about half the price of the 9980X, but just a little more than I originally paid for my 980X. I Hope it's Not true what they say about teaching old dogs new tricks.


    If the SATA III drives are hooked to the same controller, you *should* be able to RAID 0 / 1 them. I've not tried with my X299 FTW K, but the options look similar to the last board that I tried with (X79 Dark).

    With the 10xxx X series of CPU, try overclocking the mesh speed either first (and stress test for at least 30 minutes) or last. I've found that anything other than auto, even though all the guides say that 32 is perfectly fine, causes very random lockups and reboots.

    Also, per core overclocking seems to not be fully stable even at all core settings that were. I'd stick to the standard all core OC if I were you, but if you do per core OC remember that your (per core) vcore will use default (hard coded) values if you use adaptive voltage and the per core frequency is lower than the turbo boost 3.0 single core boost speed. This translates into 1.3+ volts being used on that core, and a VERY hot core. Using voltage override instead of adaptive voltage fixes that. Also, it's the only way to set lower than 1.2 volts for vcore. These large core chips get HOT, and less voltage helps keep the temps down.

    As for UEFI - I hate that windows can write to my motherboard now with windows updates. I just recently had a problem with my Adaptec 8805 RAID card where it suddenly stopped allowing me to boot into windows from my Intel 900p SSD. Turns out windows changed something in my UEFI (that I cannot fix) that caused CSM legacy boot for storage to mess up the UEFI windows boot loader. I set CSM off and I can boot windows now, but cannot see my RAID card loading / drive status during boot anymore.
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    Re: EVGA X299 Motherboards & RAID 2020/06/28 07:52:53 (permalink)
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    Also, per core overclocking seems to not be fully stable even at all core settings that were. I'd stick to the standard all core OC if I were you, but if you do per core OC remember that your (per core) vcore will use default (hard coded) values if you use adaptive voltage and the per core frequency is lower than the turbo boost 3.0 single core boost speed. This translates into 1.3+ volts being used on that core, and a VERY hot core. Using voltage override instead of adaptive voltage fixes that. Also, it's the only way to set lower than 1.2 volts for vcore. These large core chips get HOT, and less voltage helps keep the temps down.



    As long as you are satisfied with Cores Runniing 43x, per Core Ratio and per Core VC may be used. ;)
    As of now thats the mayjor bug when using per Core VC: you set something say 45x for per Core Ratiio in Bios and under Load in OS you get 43x.
    Pretty much annoying but with adaptive per Core VC i got the 10900X stable with offsets of MINUS 60-70mV.
    So its a good CPU(10900X) which could easyly do 45x with per Core VC under Air cooling if th EVGA UEFI wold not be that bugged.
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    Re: EVGA X299 Motherboards & RAID 2020/06/29 07:35:54 (permalink)
    Thanks for the info; I don't actually have the board yet, Just an E-mail saying EVGA has shipped it... they replaced my E762 4 and A1 warranty with this, I should have posted before I started buying, was going to Boot with two 790EVO's in M2 slots, before I read I couldn't.... And heard Intel controls these features with VROC, and Key dongles, so I ordered a Intel 750 series 800GB U2 drive, Have Ordered GSkill Trident RGB series 32GB 4x16 DDR 3200 and I have a 10980XE in route. and a couple of Intel SSD 545s Series  I did ask them to make sure I had the latest BIOS before they sent it. Hope I don't have all the issues I have read here.... Should be a big improvement over my X58. But it may be a week or more before everything arrives, and another week or two putting everything together, and playing with clocks.

      
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    Re: EVGA X299 Motherboards & RAID 2020/09/14 09:52:48 (permalink)
    wait, so I can not add a second SM961 NVMe to my Dark X299 ?
    I was just about to purchase one, and add it, I am currently running one already in the NVMe slot near the 1st PCI-e bracket, and I was going to try and configure RAID 0 , and use this for my OS.
     
    Or, has this been corrected some how, I read now I need a VROC thingy ?
     
    This is so confusing. Can't I just add the NVMe hen go to INTEL RST and make it RAID with the other NVMe I boot off and it will rebuild into one I can use ?
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    Re: EVGA X299 Motherboards & RAID 2020/09/18 17:37:56 (permalink)
    so apparently RAID 0 is no issue at all for this, according to EVGA, I called them. They confirmed. 
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    Re: EVGA X299 Motherboards & RAID 2020/09/25 14:44:01 (permalink)
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    so apparently RAID 0 is no issue at all for this, according to EVGA, I called them. They confirmed. 

    It won't boot with VROC RAID0.
    It won't boot with RST CPU Attached RAID either.
     
    RST RAID0 will boot only if the drives are on the PCH lanes. You'll have to put one drive in M.2_2 set to PCH lanes, and another in PE4 or PE6 set to PCH lanes.
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