Originally Posted by frankth3frizz
Don't want raid 0, We need redundancy, which is why we originally want RAID 10. I'm trying to even get PCH RAID to work but only one SSD shows up as available.
That's because there's only 1 M.2 slot running on the PCH lanes.
The DIMM.2, M.2, and U.2 slots/ports run on CPU lanes. You WON'T be able to setup RAID on the PCH with the other slots. Storage on the X299 Chipset is separated from storage on the CPU.
Manual states that only 1 M.2 socket supports IRST (PCH RAID).
To be able to run RAID on all the other available slots, you have to use Intel VROC with Intel SSDs.
See attached pics from your manual.
EDIT: Also the product page
for The Hyper M.2 x16 specifically says it is for VROC or AMD Threadripper CPU RAID use only and states that on Intel ONLY Intel SSDs are supported.
This may be a case of RTFM before
purchasing expensive hardware I think...
In your case, you will need to find a PCIe 8x minimum controller card like I have. This gets you CPU lanes without the need for VROC since the RAID arrays are controlled by the card and not the CPU. Be prepared for a $700 minimum price tag for one that is worth a damn.
EDIT #2: If you want to stay as cheap as possible you can get some of these adapters
and run the RAID on the PCH via the SATA ports. Keep in mind this cripples the speed to SATA 6Gbps though.