It is 100% possible to hot-swap with Intel RAID when it is enabled and configure with an array of drives. As in, just pull the drive and put a new drive in while the OS is still running. There is not an option to configure it to automatically rebuild the array however. The rebuild option is only available in the Windows utility.
- Pull the drive to be replace.
- Push in new drive.
- In Intel RSTe utility, select the volume and click “Rebuild” on the right panel.
Rebuilding a 4x 1TB array took about 4 hours.