How to add second array using Intel Rapid Storage Technology.

I need to add more space to one of our new customers pre existing server.
Its really a regular pc that is running server software.

the mainboard is a Gigabyte z77x-ud5h. i7-2600k processor.

right now they have 2 256 GB SSD. and they have them setup for raid 1 using intel rapid storage technology version 11.5.4.1001.

We need to add more space but I am not familiar with this kind of raid. I'm used to HP ProLiant servers and dell. that have their own software.

We are going to put in 2 500 GB DHH to make more space but I'm not sure how if this software support 2 separate arrays.
that way I don't have to reinstall the OS>

When I go into intel RST  there is no option to add anything. I don't have the new drives hooked up yet. I was just checking where to add or if you can add more than one array.
BBraytonAsked:
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als315Commented:
May be it is terminology problem. You should be able to create volumes.
BBraytonAuthor Commented:
Ok thanks!! I'm looking online for a simple walkthrough and can not find any.
als315Commented:
Are you pressing Ctrl+I during boot or using GUI?
You can find guide here:
Intel RST user guide
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BBraytonAuthor Commented:
Gui would be best because the user cannot have any downtime.
BBraytonAuthor Commented:
I think I found the instructions

Create the second RAID volume using one of the following methods
Intel Rapid Storage Technology user interface
Follow these steps to create a second volume on a RAID array using the Intel Rapid Storage Technology user interface:

Click Start/All Programs/Intel/Intel® Rapid Storage Technology.
Click Create a custom volume.
Select a volume type and click Next.
Name the volume and click Yes: Array_xxxx (this creates a second volume on the existing array).
Click Next.
Click Create Volume.
Click OK to the reminder that you need to partition your volume.
als315Commented:
Look at guide in my comment above. Could you make screenshots from GUI?
andyalderHaemorrhoids victimCommented:
Not sure you can add disks hot with Intel RST although you can replace failed ones hot, not that I'm an expert in RST but https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000005815/technologies.html says turn it off to install the drives.

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