Intel® Volume Management Device (Intel® VMD)
The Z690 PCH supports Intel® Volume Management Device Technology, providing both AHCI and integrated RAID functionality. The RAID capability provides high-performance RAID 0 and 1 functionality on the M.2 Slots. Other RAID features include hot spare support, SMART alerting, and RAID 0 auto replace. Software components include an Option ROM for pre-boot configuration and boot functionality, a Microsoft Windows compatible driver, and a user interface for configuration and management of the RAID capability of the PCH.
Intel® VMD SATA or NVMe RAID is only supported if devices share the same type of connection protocol. Mixing an M.2 SATA SSD with an NVMe module is not supported. CPU attached storage can also be used with NVMe SSD RAID options, functionality of RAID from the PCH on the NUC 12 Extreme / Pro X Compute Element cannot be shared with functionality of RAID from the Baseboard. See Figure 4 for the M.2 Storage location on the NUC 12 Extreme / Pro X Compute Element.