Intel Rapid Storage Technology version 188.8.131.524
Intel Matrix Storage Manager and Drivers were renamed to Intel Rapid Storage Technology. If you have a Intel RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) array, you will want to download this software for better control over your drives and hardware support.
The latest version was released on March 23, 2010 and is marked as version 184.108.40.2064.
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The Intel Rapid Storage Technology software now comes with the Intel Control Center, which allows you to manage all new Intel Corporation software from an easy to use console
If you do not know what RAID is, or do not have a RAID configuration, you will not need this software. If you have an AMD processor with a nForce motherboard, you will not need this software.
RAID is used for pairing multiple hard drives for either performance or data-loss prevention purposes. Intel regularly releases updates for the RAID controllers built into their motherboards: mainboards that make use of an Intel chipset and are powered by an Intel processor.
Intel Rapid Storage allows you to verify the health of your RAID configuration, byte by byte, from within the OS. It also gives you a quick way of enable the write-back cache, which can improve performance as the expense of some reliability. It also installs proprietary Intel drivers to improve hard drive readiness. The interface of the software is very intuitive now, compared to earlier versions, and easier to use.
Screenshots of the software are included.