Wow!That looks really promising. I'm at work right now, but I'll give this a shot when I get home. Thanks for the quick reply, and I'll post back with my successes [or failures].
On an Asus z87 board, how do you open the Intel RST RAID menu with UEFI configured? Ctrl+I doesn't work. I have to set everything to legacy to configure my array and then switch back to UEFI every time.
After having experienced (again) disk failures with my md/raid5 system, I reinstalled my system (openSuse 11.2) on a new 1 TB drive (raid-less).
Now, after having new disks for setting up my md-raid again, I would prefer not to start over again, but to transfer my running system onto these to-be-built md-raid arrays.
I purchased a Sans Digital TR4UTBPN 4-drive RAID array along with 3 new WD 2TB WD20EZRX drives to create an external storage array to pair up with a Seagate GoFlex Home NAS to build a NAS server. The original drive that came with the GoFlex, a Seagate ST2000D 2TB, will be added to the array once I copy the data from it to the array.