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X99 chipset and 6 drive RAID 10 setup

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To all good folks around OCN.

Can anyone confirm or deny that X99 chipset supports 6 drive RAID10 array?

All older intel chipsets I came across so far support only 4 drive R10, I don't want to buy 6 SSDs only to discover that its not supported.

Thanks in advance.
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The X99 PCH itself exposes 10 SATA ports. Many motherboards will include additional SATA controllers which are connected to the PCH via the PCH's PCIe 2.0 lanes.

The X99 PCH can be used in conjunction with Intel's Rapid Storage Technology ROM to configure the PCH SATA ports in a raid configuration.

The limit of the total number of installed drives is the lesser of 10 and the number of exposed ports, but there are other limits which apply on a per-RAID-volume basis. These limits are:

RAID-0: 6 drives maximum

RAID-10: 4 drives only

RAID-5: minimum 3 drives

So while a single RAID-0 volume cannot span more than 6 drives, it should be possible to construct a pair of 5-drive RAID-0 volumes on a motherboard that has all 10 of the PCH ports connected.

This is the best result i've found here for you. However if anybody else has more to add, feel free.
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