2 Replies Latest reply on Oct 12, 2018 11:10 AM by misterj

    threadripper 2 raid

    karatsonyi

      Hi,

       

      We have a threadripper 2 2990WX CPU; and a MSI X399 MEG creation motherboard. BIOS rev 1.1 (latest currently available from MSI. We are trying to use the RAID controller of the system to create a RAID0 bootable volume for win 10. This board has 3 m2 slots. We installed 3x Intel 660p Series M.2 2280 512GB on the motherboard. We enabled the RAID controller in the UEFI; and created the array just fine. UEFI reports that it sees the 1.5TB RAID0 Array. We booted our W10 (build 1809) install media and it shows that it sees 3 independent 512 GB disks (it says it cannot use) and no raid array. We downloaded the oficial AMD RAID drivers from here:(NVMe RAID Support for the AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ platform)  loaded the drivers; but no luck seeing our 1.5TB raid volume to install W10 on..... We did notice that the W10 version supported by the driver is build 1703. Is it possible that 1809 isnt supported yet? Any input on this? Are we the only ones having an issue with this? Also we will try to use the riser card instead the slots on the mobo to see if that makes any difference or using the 1703 build of W10. Also the system in question IS a DUAL GPU system. We noticed the verbiage says "With a single GPU in the system, arrays containing up to six NVMe SSDs can be supported without adapters" so can anyone confirm if we use dual GPU this is a no go?

       

      v/r,

       

      Andras

        • Re: threadripper 2 raid
          amdmatt

          The Raid drivers you are using are quite old, please try again using the latest drivers linked here > X399 Drivers & Support | AMD

           

          Please note, it is important to make sure you select the correct Raid driver, select the Raid and Sata nVME driver 711kb and load these drivers prior to installing the latest Windows build.

            • Re: threadripper 2 raid
              misterj

              karatsonyi, when you do the Load Driver during W10 install, are you using the specified order?  Please use this order:

              1)rcbottom

              2)rcraid

              3)rccfg

              I suspect amdatt has hit on the problem.  I have not tried 1809 but 1803 works fine and I expect 1809 to be fine also.  Please do not go back to 1703.  I would also encourage you to check the MSI forum.  In this thread the user is having trouble with an SATA HDD RAID, but the RAID0 NVMe works fine.  I am user jhchris and trying to help.  There are also several Beta UEFIs available there.  BTW, I have the same MB and CPU, but have not powered up yet.  Enjoy, John.

               

              EDIT: Here is a snippet of instructions I created for TR RAID on an ASRock board:

              11. Install the RAID drivers in this order:

                 1-rcbottom - all your drives in the RAID will disappear

                 2-rcraid - you will see your one RAID

                 3-rccfg - you are good to go!

              Also, I strongly recommend you get all your drivers from the manufacturer not the MB Vendor.  In some cases a MB vendor may require use of their driver (modified) - you are just stuck then.  ALWAYS get the AMD drivers from the AMD Driver DL site.  Please make sure you have the latest AMD Chip Set driver from there.  You should also install the latest version of RAIDXpert2 (RX2).

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