Intel Rapid Storage Technology Update

kemical

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Intel has released Version 15.5.0.1051 of the Rapid Storage Technology driver for the use of RAID or AHCI on Intel chipset-based motherboards.

Intel Optane Memory support page.

Updated readme files included Intel® 100 Series/C230 Chipset Family SATA AHCI/RAID Controller, Windows® 10* support, and Intel Optane Memory support.


Platforms supported

Platforms supported for Intel Optane Memory:
  • Intel® 200 Series Chipset Family SATA AHCI/RAID Controller - Q270, Z270, H270, Q250, B250

  • 7th generation Intel® Core™ Processor Family Platform I/O SATA AHCI/RAID Controller- Premium U

  • Intel® 100 Series/C230 Series Chipset Family SATA AHCI/RAID Controller - HM175, QM175, CM238

For Intel Platforms not supported above, visit the RAID version 14.8.0.

Which file to choose?
  • For RST and Optane

  • SetupRST.exe - Provides multiple language files.
  • Optional: One of the following F6 Driver Diskettes (depending on your operating system)
  • 6flpy-x86.zip - For 32-bit versions of the operating syste
  • f6flpy-x64.zip - For 64-bit versions of the operating system For only Optane

Additional notes
  • See the release notes for installation instructions, supported hardware, what is new, bug fixes, and known issues.

  • For any Optane Memory related queries, refer to the Intel Optane Memory support page.

  • Updated readme files included Intel® 100 Series/C230 Chipset Family SATA AHCI/RAID Controller, Windows® 10* support, and Intel Optane Memory support.

Read Me (txt)
Release Notes (htm)
 
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kemical

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Intel has released Version 16.8.0.1000 of the Rapid Storage Technology driver
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology (Intel® RST) User Interface and Driver
Version: 16.8.0.1000 (Latest) Date: 12/8/2018


Detailed Description
Systems running driver version 15.9.x, 16.0.x, 16.5.x, or 16.7.x should update to the latest version.

Note: Intel recommends that end users utilize driver updates provided by their system manufacturer/provider or via Windows Update to eliminate the potential impact caused by loading non-customized drivers. System manufacturers regularly customize Intel generic drivers to meet the needs of their specific system design. In such cases, use of the Intel generic driver update is not recommended.

If you choose to update to the Intel generic driver:

Intel recommends that you perform this driver update via the Intel® Driver & Support Assistant (IDSA) tool. IDSA provides an automated, simplified update process with no extra steps to perform, and may identify other needed important driver updates. If you are not sure if this driver/update is applicable to your system click the “get started” link below. The IDSA tool will provide the needed guidance.

Click here to get started with IDSA.

Only if you are INSTALLING the Intel® RST driver for the first time, enabling a new Intel® Optane™ memory module, click here.
 

davehc

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Possibly inappropriate here? Move as you wish.
One thing I have always welcomed with Microsoft. was there attention to updating of "third party" hardware.
On a suggestion, just recently, I worked through the device manager, and selecting the option, in each case, to update drivers. Each and every Intel device needed an update form the origin.
So far, one or two weeks now, There have been no problems with these.
 

kemical

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Intel has released Version 17.7.0.1006 of the Rapid Storage Technology driver
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology (Intel® RST) User Interface and Driver
Version: 17.7.0.1006 (Latest) Date: 9/30/2019

Detailed Description
Systems running driver version 15.9.x, 16.0.x, 16.5.x, or 16.7.x should update to the latest version.

Note: Intel recommends that end users utilize driver updates provided by their system manufacturer/provider or via Windows Update to eliminate the potential impact caused by loading non-customized drivers. System manufacturers regularly customize Intel generic drivers to meet the needs of their specific system design. In such cases, use of the Intel generic driver update is not recommended.

Purpose


The Intel® Rapid Storage Technology (Intel® RST) Driver 17.7.0.1006 supports the configuration and enabling of multiple features including:


  • System acceleration with Intel® Optane™ memory

  • Configuration and maintenance of RAID 0/1/5/10

  • Intel® RST

Note: Contact your system manufacturer prior to installing these applications or requesting technical support from Intel. They may provide software that is specifically configured for your system.

Which file to choose?


  • SetupOptaneMemory.exe

    • Specifically designed and optimized to support system acceleration with Intel® Optane™ memory modules

  • SetupRST.exe

    • Supports system acceleration with Intel® Optane™ memory in addition to advanced features such as management of RAID 0/1/5/10 volumes.

  • f6flpy-x64.zip (64-bit Operating System) / f6flpy-x86.zip (32bit Operating System):

    • Standalone Intel® RST Drivers with Intel® Optane™ memory support

    • May be required during Operating System (OS) installation to detect PCIe* NVMe* drive, refer to system manufacturer documentation or Intel Customer Support

Note


  • Only one of the Setup (SetupRST.exe or SetupOptaneMemory.exe) applications can be installed on a system at a time. Choose the application that makes the most sense for your intended usage and configuration.

  • The Intel® RST driver SetupRST.exe supports RAID 0, 1, 5 and 10. The driver should be installed after the operating system has been installed. F6 and RAID BIOS configurations need to be performed prior to installation of this driver for proper operation. This driver supports NVMe devices.

Platforms supported


  • Intel® 300/240 Series Chipset Family

  • Intel® 200 Series Chipset Family SATA AHCI/RAID Controller

  • 7th Generation Intel® Core™ Processor Family Platform I/O SATA AHCI/RAID Controller

  • Intel® 100 Series/C230 Series Chipset Family SATA AHCI/RAID Controller

Platforms supported for Intel® Optane™ memory


  • 7th Gen or later Intel® Core™ Processor required for Intel® Optane™ memory support

    • NEW: Intel® Optane™ memory support extended to desktop Intel® Pentium® and Intel® Celeron® processors starting with Intel 8th Generation processors with the Intel® RST 17.2 driver or later. You must have the corresponding system BIOS for support. Consult your motherboard/system vendor for more information.


  • Intel® 300/240 Series Chipset Family:
    Desktop, High End Desktop (HEDT), Workstation (WS)
    - Intel® H370 Chipset, Intel® Q370 Chipset, Intel® B360 Chipset, Intel® C246 Chipset (WS), Intel® Z370 Chipset, Intel® Z390 Chipset

  • Intel® 200 Series Chipset Family SATA AHCI/RAID Controller - Intel® Q270 Chipset, Intel® Z270 Chipset, Intel® H270 Chipset, Intel® Q250 Chipset, Intel® B250 Chipset

  • 8th Generation Intel® Core™ Processor Family Platform I/O SATA AHCI/RAID Controller Mobile Low Power (LP) - Premium-U, Base-U

  • 7th generation Intel® Core™ Processor Family Platform I/O SATA AHCI/RAID Controller- Premium U

  • Intel® 100 Series/C230 Series Chipset Family SATA AHCI/RAID Controller - Intel® HM175 Chipset, Intel® QM175 Chipset, Intel® CM238 Chipset, Intel® C236 Chipset

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