ASUS ROG Rampage VI Extreme Encore x299 Motherboard: Supplemental Information
UPDATE: INTEL Recent Reply; the VROC HW key requires No driver & software
The Intel VROC key is an "add-on" product, does not require a driver or software, the technology does require the drive bu for Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) boards.
INTERESTING INTEL: If the VROC HW Key needs no driver & software, why did Intel Support send us what I shared in this Post?
Here are the Intel Support steps for the VROC HD key Module drivers & software.
If you followed the ASUS guide and then you were able to install Windows 10* on the RAID 10 you are good to go.
If you were not able to see the RAID array during the Windows 10* installation process, you can use the driver below:
Intel® Virtual RAID on CPU (Intel® VROC) and Intel® Rapid Storage Technology Enterprise (Intel® RSTe) Driver for Windows*
It doesn't say it supports Windows 10* but it does.
Once you downloaded the file, extract it and follow this path to find the driver to be used: SW_Packages> F6-drivers> VROC_18.104.22.1689_F6-drivers> iaVROC.free.win8.64bit.22.214.171.1244> iaVROC.sys
Those are the names of the folders you have to open, notice you have to use a separate USB flash drive to copy the iaVROC.sys file, during the Windows 10* installation, you click on load drivers, navigate to this file and load it.
Be aware that if your system did see the RAID 10 array during the installation, everything is ok, you do not need to install Intel(R) VROC Software.
NOTE: What I think he means, is if when installing Windows you can see the RAID Disk array you created in the BIOS steps before booting into the Win1o installation: Using Custom/ Advanced for the install of WIN 10, then you install the driver step onto it.
If you don't see the RAID array to install Win10 you need to use the software. My best guess interpretation.
Anyone who truly get this, please feel free to better clarify.
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