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09-26-2022 12:01 PM
Does the Intel-based HP OMEN 40L Desktop support motherboard-based RAID 1 (mirror mode) with SATA drives? The driver download page does list "Intel RST driver (RAID)", but I am seeing some say they can't get RAID working.
NONE of the HP OMEN Desktop specs and manuals say RAID is supported. For gaming and Big Data / AI work, I like to run 2 separate SSDs and also a RAID 1 SATA for bulk-data and backup. My preference is for the Intel-based motherboard + driver approach to RAID 1, as opposed to setting up software-based storage volumes via Windows.
09-26-2022 12:26 PM
@ThomasG-Retired , welcome to the Community.
What is the Product Number of the computer? I need this information to review the specifications of it. Please don't furnish the Serial # or other personal information. You can find the Product Number at the bottom of the page when you open HP Support Assistant.
Before you reply to my request, I suggest checking in the BIOS/UEFI to see if there is a section on RAID. All of the older HP computers that I have used did have RAID 1 as an option. I haven't seen the BIOS/UEFI for the new 40L series.
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09-26-2022 01:10 PM - edited 09-26-2022 01:39 PM
Hi Old Geekster,
I am looking at buying the OMEN 40L Gaming Desktop GT21-0350st, so I don't have one in front of me to explore.
If based on the Intel Z690 chip, it should support RAID 0/1/5/10 if HP hasn't doesn't done something to disable it. Unlike the 40+ other HP PCs I've bought for home and business use, it sounds like OMENs like to lock down some features, and I can't tell if RAID has been disabled. I understand RAID 1 with the latest SSD standard may not be supported under Windows 11, but I only do RAID with SATA drives.
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