Intel Rapid Storage Technology Update

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Intel has released Version 8.5.0.1032 of the Matrix Storage Manager driver for those using RAID on Intel chipset motherboards.
 


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Intel RAID Driver update

Intel has released Version 8.7.0.1007 of the Matrix Storage Manager driver for those using RAID on Intel chipset motherboards.
 


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Re: Intel RAID Driver update

Intel has released Version 8.8.0.1009 of the Matrix Storage Manager driver for those using RAID or AHCI on Intel chipset motherboards.
 


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Intel Rapid Storage Technology version 9.​6.​0.​1014

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 9.​6.​0.​1014.

You can download it here from the Intel Download Center.

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.
 


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Intel RST

Hi Guys,

I am hoping someone can clearup some confusion I have. Reading the release notes for the RST states the RST is for "RAID Controllers: - Intel(R) ICH8M-E/ICH9M-E/5 Series SATA RAID Controller" but looking at the Intel Matrix Storage Manager it states my controller is Intel(R) ICH8M-E/ICH9M-E/PCHM SATA RAID. Are they the same thing?

I am running Win7 on a modern laptop with 2 x 160gb X25 M G2 SSD's.
 


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It looks pretty much that way.. Intel usually has software to find you the correct driver but please post back if you need further help..
 


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Intel RAID driver Update

Intel has released Version 10.1.0.1008 of the Rapid Storage Technology driver for those using RAID or AHCI on Intel chipset motherboards.
 


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re: Intel Matrix Storage Manager Update

Intel has released 10.​​1.​​0.​​1008 of Intel Rapid Storage Technology, dated 12/15/2010. Changes include:

  • Supports SATA RAID 5/10 on specific desktop platforms
  • SATA RAID 0/1
  • AHCI, and matrix RAID on specific desktop and mobile platforms
There have been many, additional, significant updates to this software since 9.​6.​0.​1014.

Intel Matrix Storage Manager is now generally referred to as Intel RST (Rapid Storage Technology)
 


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Re: Intel Matrix Storage Manager Update

Intel has released Version 10.6.0.1022 of the Rapid Storage Technology driver for those using RAID or AHCI on Intel chipset motherboards.
 


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Re: Intel Matrix Storage Manager Update

Intel has released Version 11.6.0.1030 of the Rapid Storage Technology driver for those using RAID or AHCI on Intel chipset motherboards.
 


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Re: Intel Matrix Storage Manager Update

Intel has released Version 11.7.0.1013 of the Rapid Storage Technology driver for those using RAID or AHCI on Intel chipset motherboards.
 


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Re: Intel Matrix Storage Manager Update

Intel has released Version 10.1.0.1008 of the Rapid Storage Technology driver for those using RAID or AHCI on Intel chipset motherboards.
 


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Re: Intel Matrix Storage Manager Update

Intel has released Version 10.1.0.1008 of the Rapid Storage Technology driver for those using RAID or AHCI on Intel chipset motherboards.
It should be interesting to note that the latest version contains the ability to disable link-state power management on the connected drives, which would normally stop the drives if they are not part of the system volume after prolonged inactivity.

The write-back cache policy also has definable settings such as: Read-only, Write-through, and Write Back (presumably if Write Back cache is turned off).
 


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Re: Intel Matrix Storage Manager Update

Intel has released Version 12.5.0.1066 of the Rapid Storage Technology driver for those using RAID or AHCI on Intel chipset motherboards.
 


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Intel has released Version 13.2.4.1000 of the Rapid Storage Technology driver for the use of RAID or AHCI on Intel chipset-based motherboards.
 


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Intel has released Version 14.0.0.1143 of the Rapid Storage Technology driver for the use of RAID or AHCI on Intel chipset-based motherboards.


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Windows 10 version drivers are out there and are version: 14.5.0.1081 although it seems one cannot download these from the main Intel site. The most likely place you'll find them is on your motherboard/laptop support page for drivers.
 


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Intel has released Version 14.5.0.1081 of the Rapid Storage Technology driver for the use of RAID or AHCI on Intel chipset-based motherboards. These are the Windows 10 versions I spoke about above (They are also for win 7,8,8.1 etc):
 


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Intel has released Version 14.6.0.1029 of the Rapid Storage Technology driver for the use of RAID or AHCI on Intel chipset-based motherboards.
 


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Intel has released Version 14.8.0.1042 of the Rapid Storage Technology driver for the use of RAID or AHCI on Intel chipset-based motherboards.
 


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