Management of an Intel Onboard Raid Controller under Windows
You can manage the Intel OnBoard RAID controller with the Intel Rapid Storage Manager (Intel Matrix Storage Manager) under Windows. We have tested version 22.214.171.1247 with the ICH9R and ICH10R controllers.
You can find the download here:
After downloading it, execute the Setup program and follow the installation instructions. The Microsoft .NET Framework must be installed to do so.
In contrast to the controller BIOS, you can create a hot spare hard disk with the Intel Rapid Storage Manager.
After starting the manager, you will see the current status of your RAID setup in the overview.
The user interface has been designed to be intuitive. Your volumes and hard disk will appear on the right. By clicking on the volume, you can open volume management.
The same also applies for the hard disks displayed.
Adding a Hot Spare Hard Disk
Select a free hard disk from the overview. Click on "Mark as spare" on the left side of the window.
Please not the following: When a hard disk fails and the rebuild process starts, you will see the failed disk with an exclamation point.
This hard disk will first disappear after the rebuild process has been completed.