An upgrade to Intels Application Accelerator software has added support for RAID 1 arrays to its latest chipsets.
However, users will only be able to choose between RAID 0 and RAID 1 configurations.
Version 3.5 of Intels Application Accelerator RAID Edition, available for download on Intels web site, "provides support for Serial ATA RAID 0 & RAID 1 on select Intel 865 and 875 chipset-based platforms," according to Intel. The included readme and release notes dont specifically indicate whether the RAID functionality is RAID 0 or RAID 1, or a combination of the two.
"Yes, we are adding RAID 1 functionality to our software stack," an Intel spokesman said in an email to ExtremeTech. "So you can either do RAID 0 or 1 if you own one of our 865 or 875 boards that support RAID via ICH5R."
Users will have to select either a RAID 0 or RAID 1 configuration, the spokesman clarified. "Well look into a dual situation over time," he added.
Users who download the updated RAID Application Accelerator must have either the Windows XP or Windows 2000 operating system; Intel does not provide Linux support. The users system must include the 82801ER I/O Controller Hub, also known as the ICH5R. Before installing the Application Accelerator, users must also have installed the Intel Software Chipset Installation Utility.
The upgrade was reported by HardOCP.com.
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