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What is Intel Rapid Storage Technology? Do I need it?

Question: What is Intel Rapid Storage Technology? Do I need it?

Hi,

I've finished installing drivers for my laptop and I really have no idea about Intel Rapid Storage Technology. Do I need it? Help!

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Answer: What is Intel Rapid Storage Technology? Do I need it?

Hi

This is mainly used for RAID setup and management but you can use it to manage your SATA HDD's.

Regards
UKMedia

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What's the difference? I own a Y580 and have been trying to get the start up time a lot faster after doing a clean install for Windows 8, and every time I install the software it makes no difference. I have heard that none of the Intel hard drive software is supported on the hm76 chipsets, and only Dataplex provides the software for this. I want to confirm this as well before deciding to purchase Dataplex.

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Quick background-I restored my drive from image and i cannot recall what i did to make it a bit faster. i think it had to do with Chipset or IRST.

I tried to install the latest version 14.8.0.1042 and i get a incorrect platform error and it doesn't install

I'm using version 12.8

My specs are Win 7 pro x64, 7 Series/216 H77 chipset, I5 3rd gen, SSD SanDisk Ultra II 240g, Seagate 2tb HDD
Is this version for a different chipset or version of windows?

Answer:Intel« Rapid Storage Technology (Intel« RST) proper version question?

Hi Fooey,
follow this link, you need the enu version, 4th block down.
https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Det...?DwnldID=22194

Roy

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I built a new system for a relative using the H87-G43 MSI board. I have set up a SSD 64 GB to be used as a Caching disk using Intel's Rapid Storage Technology.

I followed the set up procedure which required a BIOS change to RAID Mode before the OS was installed. So I have one 500 GB drive that is accelerated and the 64 GB SSD that is being used as the caching drive.

No errors or BSOD's when booting, I had to enable the drive in the Intel console for this(it sees the drive just fine) to work. The Intel Rapid Storage Technology(Intel SRT) really improves boot times over just using the mechanical drive. It is not a performance issue I am having just a reporting issue I think.

The question I have is about how Windows is reporting the drives in Device manager and computer management.

Windows 7 shows the information below in bold.

In device manager only the 500 GB drive is shown and it is shown as a SCSI device.
In computer management only the 500 GB drive is shown.
Both drives are shown in the Intel management console for this technology.

The computer is running fine and zippy, I am just a bit concerned about the 500GB drive (SATA) being reported as SCSI. Funny I downloaded SPECCY and it shows it as a SCSI drive as well using a 40 pin cable.

Any help, thoughts, ideas, or experience with this technology that could enlighten me would be very helpful.

Thanks

Answer:Intel Rapid Storage Technology MSI H87-G43

Found out this is normal behavior, no issue.

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I have just purchased a Lenovo B50-80 (80LT00H5US)  i3-4005u Notebook (April 2016).
I noticed a Application installed called "Intel Rapid Storage Technology". It has a 500GB HDD Hard Drive.
 
Is there a good reason or reasons that I use it? If there is what are the advantages for me, a guy who uses mail and browses and sometime watches a movie on it.
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.
 

Answer:B50-80 - Intel Rapid Storage Technology APP?

Welcome to the Lenovo Community !
 
The main reason for using it is performance of the hard drive.  The Intel Rapid Storage Technology application not only aids in better hard drive transfer speeds, but will also keep power consumption to a minimum.  Whether you are just browsing the web or watching a movie you will find the Intel Rapid Storage Technology of benefit to you.  For more information on Intel Rapid Storage Technology please visit the link I have below.....
 
http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/architecture-and-technology/rapid-storage-technology.html
 

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Can anyone tell me if uninstalling the Intel Rapid Storage Techonology would cause issues with the CD/DVD? The system is recognizing it as it shows up when you view hte computer but programs can't access it. I have run the troubleshooter in Windows and it couldn't detect any problems. The only thing that has changed is that I have installed the Rapid Storage since it was causing my laptop to run slow and giving me errors. Since uninstalling, my laptop has performed nicely except for the CD rom now. I need to get this to working so I can burn some CDs. 

Answer:Intel Rapid Storage Technology & CD/DVD

Look for an update to the chipset drivers for your motherboard, see if there are any yellow or red "bangs" in the control panel. If none are present, and there are no issues with windows update then try reinstalling the Intel drivers.Good luck.

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Please help. I have no idea what Intel Rapid Storage Technology is. I've heard it used in reference to RAID (which I have no idea what that is), but I have heard that it increases performance and battery life.

Problem is, sometimes my computer starts to glitch and the sound gets all distorted and things start to respond really slowly (especially games that use flash) and I'm sure it has something to do with the Rapid Storage Technology because every time I hear that distorted sound, the little Rapid Storage Tech balloon pops up and says something about detecting a port or deleting a port. And the only way to get my computer to start acting normally again is to restart it.

Any ideas?:confused
 

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I am trying to upgrade the hard drives in my desktop.    It was Windows 7 when I purchased it, and I have upgraded to Windows 10.  It is running Intel Rapid Storage Technology, and the drives are in RAID 1 configuration.
I am following instructions on Intel website to replace the drives.  Part of the process involves starting the Rapid Storage software in Windows.
The problem I am having is that when I try to start the software in Windows I get an error message that says the software is already running and cannot be started again.
any ideas?
 

Answer:Intel Rapid Storage Technology

If it is Raid 1, cannot you just replace one drive at a time as you would do if one failed?
The intel utility sits in the hidden icons on the taskbar.

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My notebook Toshiba U840, which come with 32 GB SSD + 500 HDD. It applies Intel Rapid Storage Technology to speed up the performance, recently, I try to upgrade my HDD by replacing SSD, I use Norton Ghost clone image to SSD, but when I restart window,
it pops up to config Intel Rapid Storage Technology (IRST) and cannot go to BIOS at all. (I get all the back up and keep original 500 HDD untouched. )  I get no idea on how to set IRST, but it offers following options:

Create RAID VolumeDelete RAID VolumeReset Disks to Non-RAIDRecovery Volume OptionsAcceleration OptionsExit
Does anyone have any suggestions?
Thanks in advance for any suggestions

RAID Volumes:
ID Name         Level                  Strip      Size     Status   Bootable
0 SSDSpace  RAID0(Stripe)     128KB   11GB  Normal  Yes
1 cache_vol   RAID0(Cache)     128KB   19GB Disabled No

Physical Devices
ID Device Model Size     Type / Status (Vol ID)
0  New SSD        480GB Non-RAID Disk
1  SanDisk SSD  30GB   Cache Disk(0,1)


Thanks in advance for any suggestions

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With the driver revision change of the latest W7 compatible storage management driver has come a name change as well from
Intel Matrix Storage Manager to Intel? Rapid Storage Technology with new driver version v9.5.0.1037.
I've already installed it & it really improved my HD performance with NCQ enabled compared to drivers v8.9.0.1023.
It now is faster in AHIC mode on a single drive compared to IDE mode with this new driver so I'm very pleased with it.

My full system specs are below in my post. (bottom lefthand corner)
Here's a few screenshots of the new interface & HD Tune performance benchmark with AHIC (single drive) & NCQ enabled.

You can check it out here if you like...
Intel? Rapid Storage Technology

And you can download the latest driver here...
Intel? Rapid Storage Technology Driver for Intel Desktop Boards

Answer:Intel« Rapid Storage Technology

On behalf of those who can utilize this technology I thank you for your post and links. Fabe

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I have just purchased a Lenovo B50-80 (80LT00H5US)  i3-4005u Notebook (April 2016).I noticed a Application installed called "Intel Rapid Storage Technology". It has a 500GB HDD Hard Drive. Is there a good reason or reasons that I use it? If there is what are the advantages for me, a guy who uses mail and browses and sometime watches a movie on it.

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Hi All, I just bought my first W510 Lenovo a couple months ago and I had a quesiton about a pop up I keep seeing every time I log on. I get this pop up that the Intel Rapid Storage disk has been removed/disabled. Has anyone else experienced this? Just wanted to know what this was and if I needed to address it. Thanks, Phil

Answer:Intel Rapid Storage Technology

In order to save power, the DVD drive shuts down when you are not using it.  Whenever that happens, the disc is unmounted (since it has no power) and the little message says that the drive is unmounted.  Nothing to worry about.

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is the intel rapid storage technology is for SSD OR HD? or should i download it???

Answer:intel rapid storage technology

It`s actually for a raid setup, but I always install it on my ssd.

Install it.

https://downloadcenter.intel.com/sea...l%C2%AE+RST%29

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my intel rapid storage technolgy icon shows not running.on opening the application some thing like detecting problem occurs and it closes automatically.plz suugest me a solution.i'm confused..

Answer:intel rapid storage technology

  
Quote: Originally Posted by cool91abhi


my intel rapid storage technolgy icon shows not running.on opening the application some thing like detecting problem occurs and it closes automatically.plz suugest me a solution.i'm confused..


Welcome to the Sevenforums!

You might want to uninstall the application from Control panel => "programs and features", then reinstall the Intel Rapid storage Technology. See if it's works.

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How can I install Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology on my Laptop?

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Hi,

So over the past few weeks my laptop will freeze before sending me to a blue screen of death with the following message:

KERNEL_DATA_IMAGE_ERROR

It restarts itself and then loads up acts as if nothing has happened.

Looking at the 'Problem details' in the 'Action log' it says the issue is the 'Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver', and windows tells me there is a solution, but every time I try and look for one its stubborn and tells me it can't download it.

Here are the problem details:

Problem signature
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
Code: 7a
Parameter 1: 4
Parameter 2: 0
Parameter 3: ffffe00137e174b0
Parameter 4: 7ff96870e0c0
OS version: 6_3_9600
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 768_1
OS Version: 6.3.9600.2.0.0.768.101
Locale ID: 2057
Extra information about the problem
Bucket ID: 0x7a_0

Now I've tried updating the driver software, but Windows tells me I have the best one. Also I ran a memory diagnostic check, but that came back negative. And the crashes still keep happening. Sometimes when I'm watching a video online, sometimes when I have screen saver on.

If anyone could help me at all I would highly appreciate it. I don't know all the computer mumbo-jumbo, so if someone can explain it to me like they would a 10-year old* that'd be amazing.

*a 10-year old that hasn't written code or something.

Many thanks!

Leafy.

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Is this only for Intel 6th/7th gen platforms? I'm still on 14.8.0.1042, unsure whether I update to this version...

Download Intel« Rapid Storage Technology (Intel« RST) RAID Driver

Answer:Intel Rapid Storage Technology driver 15.2.0.20?

This is a good site for locating the 'best' IRST driver http://www.win-raid.com/t25f23-Which...D-drivers.html

The latest driver is not necessarily the best or most stable for your motherboard chipset.

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Hi can anyone help me with this problem, I allready tried to restart laptop and tried to run it manually from services but it wont run.
I have Ideapad 310-15ISK model no.80SM00D1UK with Windows 10
Last thing I did was update BIOS from 0xcn38ww to 0XCN39WW but I'm not sure if the intel rapid storage tech. was running before that.
 
Thank you
 
 
Moderator comment: Serial number(s) removed to protect member from mischief. Model added to subject for clarity.

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What does the Intel Rapid Storage Technology do on the Yoga 2 Pro? It starts every time I turn on Windows. Whats its purpose and can I disable it?

Answer:Yoga 2 Pro Intel Rapid Storage Technology

Dear sjahanmi
 
Welcome to Lenovo forums
 
please find the information in the link below
 
http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/architecture-and-technology/rapid-storage-technology.html
 
Thanks





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Look in the drivers section, 2nd post, just newly released a few minutes ago http://forums.pctweakers.net/showthread.php/62-Lenovo-IdeaPad-Y570-Clean-Install-Guide





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Hello all,

My configuration:

Notebook - Asus
1TB HDD + 24 GB SSD (sandisk)

I've reinstalled WIN but now I can't use "Intel Rapid Storage Technology " -> Intel Smart Response Technology.

Now I'm lost because I don't know how to configure this SSD as SRT (Smart response technology). I configure "SSD" drive inside "disk management" as "stand-alone" partition, which is not proper as far I discovered.

I've installed all drivers (Intel Rapid Storage Technology driver for my notebook) and also application"Intel rapid storage technology". Because SSD is not configured as it should be there is no option/tab "accelerate":
Can anyone help me, I really don't want to reinstall everything...

Thank you

Answer:Intel Rapid Storage Technology SSD how to configure

The following is for Lenovo products, but the steps in diskpart should be the same. Just remember to install the proper driver or software for your laptop:

Considerations to deploy Intel Rapid Start Technology - Lenovo Support (US)

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The download driver page for my system (model 7052) has Intel RST for Windows 8, but not 7.   But they were there middle of last year when I reinstalled Windows 7.   The readme for the Windows 8 driver says it also supports Windows 7.   Is the file simply mislabled?   What's the best way to get this resolved?   Thanks.   (I'm currently running  10.1.0.1008  3/29/12, which is quite out of date, from what is on the Intel site.) 













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Answer:M91p - Intel Rapid Storage Technology for Win 7

So I searched the Intel web site Rapid Storage Technology (RST) drivers, and could not find one that was Windows 8 only.   Leading me to believe the release notes that the drivers on Lenovo support also support Windows 7.   I down loaded them, they installed correctly, and I used them successfully for several days.   Recent RST drivers are especially important for SSD RAID users, as TRIM is implemented, and performance is much improved.   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TRIM http://www.anandtech.com/show/6477/trim-raid0-ssd-arrays-work-with-intel-6series-motherboards-too As this article and forums mostly referred to Intel's 11.6.0.1030 RST release (posted Nov 19, 2012), I de-installed the Lenovo release (which appears to have been a short-lived interim release by Intel), installed 11.6.0.1030 from Intel download center, and have been running it for a week.   I see some performance increase.  It is called:   RST and AHCI Driver and GUI             http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&ProdId=2101&DwnldID=20110&keyword=rst&lang=en... TTFN 

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I have an Aspire S5, with a 128GB SSD. The SSD is seen in the laptop as two 64GB drives, and is configured in RAID0 as default. At one point the RAID failed, and I tried to factory reset but the laptop wouldn't get into the recovery-mode (pressing ALT+F10 and all variations of ALT/CTRL/F-buttons) so I reinstalled manually with a USB. In BIOS, both drives are seen as 64GB, but in Windows only the one drive I installed on is seen as 64GB, the other one is still seen as the RAID-drive (128GB). It's not usable since I have to format it first but I don't dare to do that. I can see that the recoverypartition is still on this, but since RAID0 being RAID0, I'm assuming that all data on this ghost-partition is not usable in any way. When starting the laptop I get the Intel Rapid Storage Technology prompt (press CTRL+I), and it's saying that the RAID has failed, listing both drives (partitions), one of them as a member and the other one (the one I reinstalled Windows on) not as a member. So I deleted that configuration and thought I'd recreate it and reinstall Windows again. But when I deleted the configuration I can no longer access Intel Rapid Storage Technology at all, the prompt never comes up! It just boots straight into Windows. Pressing CTRL+I at startup gives nothing, probably because IRST isn't loading at all... I'll assume that the recoverypartition is gone forever since I already reinstalled on one of the partitions, but I'd like to at least get RAID work... Read more

Answer:Intel Rapid Storage Technology gone from BIOS

if you are not using windows 7, i strongly suggest you to re-install under UEFI. i suggest you to update BIOS if any update for your S5 is available, maybe this can fix your IRST issue:http://www.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/support if you still had issue with CTRL-I have a look here:http://community.acer.com/t5/S-and-R-Series-Laptops/R13-R7-371T-Raid-0/td-p/366145/page/2and check KEHinWA post

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When I boot, the RST is supposed to start. It doesn't. I checked the msconfig/startup and it is set to start at boot. I have to double click it in my taskbar to get it running on every boot. This is a new error. I am running XPpro SP3, running 4 gigs RAM on a Dell E520. Any ideas?

Answer:Intel Rapid Storage Technology Not Running

See http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_vista-system/intel-rapid-storage-technology-service-is-not/7a269721-f4af-40de-b4d4-e72c5db9e988 .

louis

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I have a Studio XPS 9100 running Windows 7, that I purchased 5 years ago (Apr 2011).  I have painstakingly gone through to make sure everything is working perfectly (at this snapshot in time) and corrected the few problems I had.  I think I will upgrade to W10 in June. 
There is an app that was preinstalled by Dell, entitled "Intel Rapid Storage Technology".  Does anyone know if this will continue to function with W10?  If not, does that speed things up significantly, or is it not worth worrying about?

Answer:Will Intel Rapid Storage Technology work with W10

Clean install out of the box No nor will it work upgrade.
The reason is that the RST application requires DOTNET.
This has to be ADDED BACK to windows 7 8 10 via control panel, add features to windows, must be ONLINE as these "features" are downloaded from windows update.
Advanced format drives Require INTEL RST 9.6 or higher.
Larger than 2TB Drives requires a host bus adapter and or INTEL RST 10.1 or higher.
The problem is that newer and newer versions of RST DO NOT SUPPORT OLDER AND OLDER versions of INTEL ICH aka ICH 4 5 6 7 8 9 10.  The higher you go the lower versions drop support.
Version 9.6 may be max for your motherboard.
I am sure that by the time you get to INTEL RST version 11.7 that your ICH aka Sata controller is NOT supported.
Trying to install when the system is in ATA mode instead of AHCI OR if the version of ICH is not supported will error with not supported hardware.
The INTEL RST 9.6  F6 Drivers can be put on a USB Flash drive and when AHCI is enabled for Sata operation it will load the drivers and see the disk.  If you do not load RST 9.6 or higher it will not "see the drive" and will not install.  Advanced format 4k drives started arriving in 2011.  At this point ALL NEW Drives are advanced format.  If you have an ancient 120 gig , 80 gig drive it won't need the drivers.   Most 160 Gig, 320 gig , 500 gig etc are 4k Advanced format Drives.
https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/15251
 

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My laptop is LENOVO ideaPad z570. I dont have RAID configuration, and do i really need this software as it is running in background will it help in anyway related to performance of my SATA harddisk or reduce power consumption?  My config: Lenovo ideapad z570, intel core i5 2430 2nd gen processor, 8GB DDR3 RAM, 750GB HDD (5400rpm), 2GB Nvidia GT540M GPU, windows 7 ultimate 64bit, 6cell battery.













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Answer:What is the purpose of "Intel Rapid Storage Technology"? do i really need it ?

You should always install the latest version even if you don't use RAID as it contains the drivers for the SATA Controller which is responsible for HDD/SSD operation. Installing the latest Intel Rapid Storage Technology Drivers ensure you have the best performance and transfer rates out of your HDD or SSDI have benchmarked my system with the default SATA drivers that come with my Y570 then with the latest ones from Intel and got 100MB increate in data transfer speed on my SSD!You can grab the latest Intel Drivers here





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Hello everyone, I'm a new user and I have kind of a weird problem. I tried researching my problem but I have came to no real answer on google or on sevenforums.com so i decided to create a new thread.

I must apologize in advance for my lack of knowledge when it comes to computers but im trying to learn. Anyways..

My brother and I installed a our new Seagate Barracuda XT 2TB harddrive to my computer a few days ago and everything installed great and worked just fine. However, my brother decided to use the Intel Rapid Storage Technology feature not really understanding what it does.. He was thinking that a simple backup of the computer could be created and the information could be placed on our secondary HDD. So he (I think) turned the second disk into a recovery disk or something.. but we cant access the HDD in the normal way anymore.

So basically there is an Array 0000 and Volume 0000 (RAID 0) now displayed now and we simply want to bring back normal functionality to the harddrive (and if possible, recover any data that was on it.. if not, whatever).

If anyone could help me or needs more information I'd be happy to provide. Thank you in advance.

Answer:Intel Rapid Storage Technology Problem

Here is the system report:


System Report

System Information
OS name: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
OS version: 6.1.7600 7600
System name: DARIUS-PC
System manufacturer: Alienware
System model: Aurora-R2
Processor: GenuineIntel Intel64 Family 6 Model 30 Stepping 5 2.801 GHz
BIOS: Default System BIOS, ALWARE - 20100312

Intel? Rapid Storage Technology
User interface version: 9.6.0.1014
Language: English (United States)
Intel RAID controller: Intel(R) ICH8R/ICH9R/ICH10R/DO/5 Series/3400 Series SATA RAID Controller
Number of SATA ports: 6
RAID option ROM version: 8.9.0.1023
Driver version: 9.6.0.1014
ISDI version: 9.6.0.1014

Device Information
Name: Array_0000
Size: 1,907 GB
Available space: 953 GB
Disk data cache: Enabled
Number of volumes: 1
Volume member: Volume_0000
Number of disks: 2
Array disk: 6VP4R3ZD
Array disk: 9WM21NA5

Name: Volume_0000
Status: Normal
Type: RAID 0
Size: 954 GB
Data strip size: 128 KB
Write-back cache: Disabled
System volume: Yes
Initialized: Yes
Verification errors found: 0
Blocks with media errors: 0
Physical sector size: 512 Bytes
Logical sector size: 512 Bytes
Parent array: Array_0000
Number of disks: 2
Array disk: 6VP4R3ZD
Array disk: 9WM21NA5

Disk on port 0
Port location: Internal
Status: Normal
Usage: Array disk
Size: 954 GB
Serial number: 6VP4R3ZD
Model: ST31000528AS
Firmware: CC45
System disk: No
Password protected: No
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I'm a first time poster and I hope that this thread is the proper place to post my problem.

I set up a RAID 0 array with the Intel RST of 2 750-gb hard drives. One of the drives has my Windows 7 installation on it and I am using that one to migrate into the RAID array. In the Storage System View screen the two drives of 750-gb each appear but the RAID 0 "Volume_0000" only shows a size of 750-gb.

Can anyone clue me in as to where the problem is?

thanks,

Ifrevets

Answer:Migrating Using Intel Rapid Storage Technology

It's all academic now. This was the third time I got the same result so I just gave up trying.

I just reinstalled thre o.s. again and I'll have to put all my stuff back on again.

Ifrevets

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i cant install it, doesn't meet the minimum requirements , i have lenovo z400 , please help me!!!

Answer:Intel Rapid Storage Technology Problem

Which operating system do you use?
 
Did you try these files, if you use Windows 7:
http://support.lenovo.com/de/de/products/laptops-and-netbooks/ideapad-z-series-laptops/ideapad-z400-...
 
for Windows 8.1, its integrated and don't have to be installed.
 

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After Windows 10 refresh application is missing and I can't see where to download from

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I upgraded my desktop PC from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 last week. I have an Intel SSD system disk, a 2T hard drive for user files, an old 500Mb hard drive for miscellaneous backups and an external 2T USB hard drive for backups.

I had Intel Rapid Storage Technology (IRST) application v 12.9.0.1001 under Windows 8.1 and this remains operational after the upgrade. My Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H motherboard has an Intel 7 Series SATA AHCI Controller.

Do I really need the IRST application or should I uninstall it? I've seen in other posts on the forum that the IRST software may be the cause of occasional slow logins I experience on my desktop PC and laptop (both have IRST software).

Answer:Intel Rapid Storage Technology Application - Do I Need It?

I would recommend you try using it, then compare performance when it's not installed. It is explained somewhat in this old thread

What is Intel Rapid Storage Technology? Do I need it? Solved - Windows 7 Help Forums

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Just released in the wild, driver dated 4/27/2010.
I just found it for my Asus board, but will work with any compatible boards.
Site is french and is listed under drivers.
ASUS P7P55D-E Pro bios & drivers

Answer:Intel Rapid Storage Technology 9.6.3.1001

I finally install the last v9.6.3.1001 Whql one from stationdriver.com, against Intel Site v9.6.0.1014...

Works pretty fine!

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For PCH5/6/7/8
Intel Rapid Storage Technology Version 12.9.4.1000 WHQL
http://www.station-drivers.com/index...id=687&lang=en

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The PC in question is Sandy Bridge based system with one SSD and an HDD. Is it necessary to install the Intel Rapid Storage Technology that installs a service with the same name?

I am trying to get rid of the following error message, event ID 9, in the system log:






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The device, \Device\Ide\iaStor0, did not respond within the timeout period.


I've searched for this error and this link has a pretty good explanation; quote:






Quote:
If your hard drive doesn't support LPM (Link Power Management) then, by default, Intel's controller still attempts to send LPM commands to the drive which causes the computer to freeze for 10 - 30 seconds and it creates two events in the event logs.


That's pretty much the exact description of symptoms my system experienced.

While the link references ICH7R and ICH8R controller hub drivers, the suggested registry fix seemingly fixed event 9 errors for the ICH10R as well.

Removing Intel Rapid Storage Technology probably will not do anything in relation to this error, I don't really see much use of it.

The other question relates to the ICH10R controller driver; is this driver, that freezes my system, necessary at all? The reason for asking is that I have another system based on the Asus P7P55 motherboard that does not have Intel controller driver installed and it works just fine.
Thanks in advance...

Answer:Intel Rapid Storage Technology question...

Perhaps reading this might help - http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Deta...?DwnldID=18859

BTW I use it and have no issues. However I don't don't have a RAID setup but I do use AHCI.






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It also provides AHCI support on select Intel? 5 Series, 4 Series, 3 Series, 965, 975X, 955X, 945, 925 and 915 chipset-based platforms, as well as on Mobile Intel? 915/910 chipset-based platforms.


If you're not using RAID or AHCI I'd imagine you don't need it.

That's the way I understand it.

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I had it installed previously on my computer, but it was in Program Files x86, so I uninstalled it and tried to reinstall, but am greeted by a blank install box that I cannot read. The only visible option is the OK button which cancels the install.

This is what I am downloading.

File name:
iata_enu_10.8.0.1003.exe
Version:10.8.0.1003
Download
Date:11/11/2011 Status:Latest
Size:6.89 MB Language:English
Operating Systems:Windows Server 2003 *, Windows Server 2008 *, Windows 7 (32-bit)*, Windows 7 (64-bit)*, Windows Vista 32*, Windows Vista 64*, Windows XP Home Edition*, Windows XP Media Center Edition*, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition*, Windows XP Professional*

I am running Win 7 64 bit on a P6TD Deluxe board with my main drive a CORSAIR CMFSSD-128GBG2D

Am I downloading the wrong installer? Where have I gone wrong.....

Please advise.

Thanks
Sam

Answer:need Intel« Rapid Storage Technology setup for 64 bit

You downloaded the correct Intel software, iata_enu_10.8.0.1003.exe
Intel? Rapid Storage Technology installs in Program Files (x86) for are 64 but system because the GUI (control panel software) is 32 bit.
The drivers, however are 64 bit.

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When my Windows load, the IRST icon at the bottom right would say that IRST is not running. I had to double click on the icon for it to load. Is this normal? I just installed a SSD last night and did a fresh install with IRST. I am using the latest official IRST drivers.

Answer:intel rapid storage technology not running

Its a delayed start.

It starts on its own after 3 minutes of uptime if I remember correctly.

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I upgraded my desktop PC from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 last week. I have an Intel SSD system disk, a 2T hard drive for user files, an old 500Mb hard drive for miscellaneous backups and an external 2T USB hard drive for backups.

I had Intel Rapid Storage Technology (IRST) application v 12.9.0.1001 under Windows 8.1 and this remains operational after the upgrade. My Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H motherboard has an Intel 7 Series SATA AHCI Controller.

Do I really need the IRST application or should I uninstall it? I've seen in other posts on the forum that the IRST software may be the cause of occasional slow logins I experience on my desktop PC and laptop (both have IRST software).

Answer:Intel Rapid Storage Technology Application - Do I Need It?

I would recommend you try using it, then compare performance when it's not installed. It is explained somewhat in this old thread

What is Intel Rapid Storage Technology? Do I need it? Solved - Windows 7 Help Forums

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I have a EX58-UD3R motherboard and I decided to install the latest drivers instead of the installation CD, but when I get to Intel Rapid Storage Technology I get "This computer does not meet the minimum requirements to install this software" which is a very vague message. I tried to look into the installation CD for something similar but found nothing, so Im not sure what's causing this..

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First off, Does RST work with Windows 10?

I can install it and open it, I just don't see the Accelerate option

Asus G750JW, HM87 Chipset
1TB HDD boot drive
installed a 60GB SSD that I want to use Intel's RST for SSD caching

I've tried about 5 different solutions from different forums
So hit me with your best options

Answer:Windows 10 and Intel Rapid Storage Technology

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Hi there, after finaly having done the Raid installation and acceleration in the Intel Rapid Storage Manager with MBR partitioning , I noticed, logical, im not able to boot in UEFI anymore. Before that I tried every possible solution to get Rapid Storage with UEFI and GPT partitioning working but failed. Is it even possible to get Rapid Storage on GPT partitions working? The "accelerationbutton" never showed up. -Clean Install with driver implementation while Win10 Setup-Waiting for all drivers beeing installed-Chipset Update  I also noticed that Rapid STORAGE needs 14,6 GB of my 22GB SSD-Cache. Rapid START Technology needs 8,1GB (8GB RAM)  for the hybernation partition. Is there a work around, since 8,1GB+14,6GB exceed the space of the 22GBs of my SSD? For example using less than 8,1GB for the hybernation Partition? Because with MBR and no Rapid Start installed boot time is still very long. Does my  Caching-System (Intel Rapid STORAGE) needs time to establish a fast boot, or is it only accelerating read and write speed while using the OS? Is Windows Fast Boot working without UEFI? So finaly: Do I have to stay with MBR if I want to use Rapid STORAGE Technology?

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Hi,I've added 16Gb cached M.2 SSD for my s440 for the purpos of using of Intel RST.But in the tuttorial for Intel RST activation mentioned that SATA Mode must be changed to RAID. But there's no options for SATA Mode in s440 BIOS at all.Is there a way to enable Intel RST? 

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Hi Support,
Please help I can't install Intel Rapid Storage Technology See attached screenshot

Logs.zip

Answer:Can't Install Intel Rapid Storage Technology

We cannot help without knowing your system and configuration:
What model?
Does it have two hard drives (one SSD, one physical hard drive)?
What OS?
What OS version?

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I just bought HP Notebook - 15-ay057nmFrom the page bellow I have tried and downloaded both Intel rapid storage technology drivers but when I try to install them I receive an error: This platform is not supported.I have Windows 10 x64 version 10.0.14393What am I doing wrong? Do I need this driver or not?If my notebook is not supported then please HP remove the drivers from download options on your support page. http://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/HP-15-Notebook-PC-series/10862300/model/12499041

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I have an Aspire S5, with a 128GB SSD. The SSD is seen in the laptop as two 64GB drives, and is configured in RAID0 as default. At one point the RAID failed, and I tried to factory reset but the laptop wouldn't get into the recovery-mode (pressing ALT+F10 and all variations of ALT/CTRL/F-buttons) so I reinstalled manually with a USB. In BIOS, both drives are seen as 64GB, but in Windows only the one drive I installed on is seen as 64GB, the other one is still seen as the RAID-drive (128GB). It's not usable since I have to format it first but I don't dare to do that. I can see that the recoverypartition is still on this, but since RAID0 being RAID0, I'm assuming that all data on this ghost-partition is not usable in any way. When starting the laptop I get the Intel Rapid Storage Technology prompt (press CTRL+I), and it's saying that the RAID has failed, listing both drives (partitions), one of them as a member and the other one (the one I reinstalled Windows on) not as a member. So I deleted that configuration and thought I'd recreate it and reinstall Windows again. But when I deleted the configuration I can no longer access Intel Rapid Storage Technology at all, the prompt never comes up! It just boots straight into Windows. Pressing CTRL+I at startup gives nothing, probably because IRST isn't loading at all... I'll assume that the recoverypartition is gone forever since I already reinstalled on one of the partitions, but I'd like to at least get RAID work... Read more

Answer:Intel Rapid Storage Technology gone from BIOS

if you are not using windows 7, i strongly suggest you to re-install under UEFI. i suggest you to update BIOS if any update for your S5 is available, maybe this can fix your IRST issue:http://www.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/support if you still had issue with CTRL-I have a look here:http://community.acer.com/t5/S-and-R-Series-Laptops/R13-R7-371T-Raid-0/td-p/366145/page/2and check KEHinWA post

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So, I built my system using this SSD caching. It works really well. My hard drive is 1 terrabyte and my Cache drive is a 60 gig ssd. Lately, while playing Star Wars the Old repubic, I have been 'freezing' in game. This freezing completely locks the computer. I run Teamspeak and I can still push to talk and my friends can still talk and I can talk to them via this during the 'freeze'. What is odd is Cnt/alt/delete, will not bring up the control panel to allow me to kill the game. I am just stuck.

Normally I would say this is a Video driver issue. I did cleanly reinstall the latest Nvidia driver and this will still occur sometimes.

Now, when I disable RST, I never get the problem. I can play and play and play. When I reactivate RST to 'maximized', I can still play but its like a timer. After about 2 or 3 days the Freeze will happen.

So my RST question is, {has the driver been updated since 2012} (when I built my computer) and is it possible to update this driver now without having to re-install Windows and all my programs?

If I am left with having to re-install I am likely to just fork over the money and just buy a 300 gig SSD and keep Windows and 1 or 2 of my favorite games on it and use the Terrabyte drive for Music/videos and storage.
 

Answer:Intel Rapid Storage Technology a question..

Yep, there's 2013 versions for Win7.

https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Se...=Intel«+Rapid+Storage+Technology+(Intel«+RST)
 

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Hi there,I have a brand new Lenovo E530 to which I added mSata SDD (64GB) which serves as my OS drive.Is there any point in installing ISRT for me? from what I understand ISRT is used for managing small SSD caches while my entire OS is installed on the SSD drive. What about the BIOS update which appears at Lenovo's web site? can upgrading the bios can do anygood for me? Thanks 

Answer:Do I need to install Intel Rapid Storage Technology

Hey there Slava,
 
To gain a little bit more clarity which are you exactly wanting to inquire about?
 
My understanding is that the Intel Smart Response Technology(ISRT) is caching feature of Intel Rapid Storage Technology(IRST). 
 
Additionally, this will want to use the SSD as a caching device, rather than a bootable drive, so your current setup with OS on the 64GB SSD may not work in this instance. I found this article interesting that may be useful to you in deciding the path you would like to take. Ultimately, evaluate what you will be using the machine for, will these utilities help drive better results for those activities?
 
To know what changes would impact with you a BIOS Update, do you know what version BIOS currently have? Reviewing the summary of changes can give you an idea of what impact you will see with each version. I hope this helps Slava.





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Sigh.. so I'm still working on my neighbor's Samsung Laptop. I refreshed it the other day for sluggishness which ended-up wiping lots of software and drivers off that M$ didn't create (really Microsoft -even drivers that keep the system stable??)
Anyway, got just about everything put back on this machine. There's just one thing that's bothering me. The Intel Rapid Storage Technology driver. On my desktop computer where the driver works properly the driver has it's own icon in Control Panel much like the Java Driver has there. The more popular location however is the taskbar, this icon sometimes confuses me as it at-a-glance resembles the "safely remove USB" icon. It's just a gray rectangle with a green check on it (when it's working properly).

On my neighbor's Samsung laptop it is downloadable through the "SW update" application. Version 12.8.0.1016 goes right in no problem, asks you to restart and then it even reflects the installation in the SW update application after restart. EXCEPT there is no sign of it anywhere on the computer besides Performance and Features as an option to remove. It has no taskbar icon, it has no presence in control panel and there is no locatable service running for it. I have confirmed that the Chipset indicates AHCI (7 series). It's also a driver straight from Samsung. I did remove this driver and restart and tried going directly to Intel and downloading the same driver and updating it via the "Update driver" opti... Read more

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Hey guys,I got my Thinkpad Twist which comes with "25 GB SSD" which, I think, acts as express cache to make programs run faster. Indeed, I tried the command "eccmd.exe -info", which actually indicates that the SSD acts as sorts of expresscard cache. However, I think the "Intel Rapid Storage Technology" should be the driver/software to improve the performance of the system. I did not find it in my Thinkpad Twist. I did some internet research and found that the SATA control should be set into RAID mode in order to active the SSD caching technology, however in my BIOS setting there are only ACHI and compatibility modes, no RAID mode available. My questions are: is this 25 GB SSD used to accelerate the software in my Thinkpad Twist? if so, do I need to install the "Intel Rapid Storage Technology" driver, although it seems require RAID mode which is not available in BIOS?   Thanks.

Answer:Intel Rapid Storage Technology in Thinkpad twist

Hey there gykdbk,
 
The ExpressCache software on the SSD is designed to improve overall system performance and greatly speed up Windows PC startup, application launches and data access. Further information regarding ExpressCache can be at this knowledgebase article. For this software to work, you do no need the Intel Rapid Storage Technology driver installed. When running the command eccmd.exe -info I assume you are finding this software is running as per normal, and you are not recieving any error messages, such as ERROR** ECCmd Request device is not available. However, if you do encounter this software not working as per normal there are some instructions here to uninstall and reinstall this software. I hope this helps.





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My desktop machine is built on Gigabyte GA-Z87-UD3H and Gigabyte provides the latest driver for Intel Rapid Storage Technology (IRST), which I installed after installing the OS. Same goes for my Lenovo Thinkpad-T420. And for both machine, checking the controller device under the IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers section in Device Manager I see the driver has been updated to the latest version.
I set the SATA controller to AHCI from BIOSOn the desktop machine I have one WD 2TB BLACK & one WD 3TB GreenI don?t use RAID, & no chance of using in near future, but according to Intel IRST improves performance in single disk scenario too.

Now I have the following questions ?

What is the actual purpose of IRST (pre-OS install) driver that doesn?t get served with a post-OS driver that I installed? There must be some difference, otherwise there wouldn?t be a pre-OS version of the driver. Right?In the pre-OS procedure (loading the drivers at OS-installation time) after successfully completing the OS installation, do I need that post-OS driver? Because after installing from that one I got a quick launch icon that runs the IRST configuration application. Where do get that after installing the pre-OS driver?As it is ?pre-OS?, when I load it at OS-installation time, does it updates anything at BIOS level or anywhere other than HDD? That?s because I?m going to dual boot Windows 7 with Windows 8.1, and after installing Windows 7 when I install Windows 8.1 & load the IRST driver for tha... Read more

Answer:Intel Rapid Storage Technology (pre-OS) driver installatio

Hi Nero666 and welcome to the forum! I don't like IRST myself especially if not using RAID. The times I've tried it, got nothing but problems. Just because it is put out by Intel doesn't mean it is good. Recommend not installing it.

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Is the accelerate function of Intel Rapid Storage Technology available on a Precision M4500 with A15 BIOS?

Answer:Precision M4500 & Intel Rapid Storage Technology

If the system has both a hard drive and an mSATA solid state drive, it should be, yes.

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I've had this update pending for quite some time now. The problem is that when I try to run the update it it ends up in an Intel screen with the options either to remove or repair. I don't think I want to do either, i want to update. Any advice?

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I have tried to accelerate but clicking ok on my HDD does nothing. My SSD is already set on caching. 

Answer:How do I accelerate my HDD using Intel Rapid Storage Technology on my U310?

hi tkpc621,
 
Newer U310 models uses Expresscache for data caching. If you have the machine configured in RAID and caching via the Intel Smart response Technology (via this guide) but it's not working then consider uninstalling that software and install Expresscache and observe.
 
Links and guides:
- Reconfigure Expresscache
- Expresscache v1.3.110
 
 
Regards

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Hi all,

I am making the assumption that IRST is causing my C: Drive to become corrupted, this may prove to be false, but I believe it is a good point to start from. So, the facts:

System:
i5-2500K
Sapphire 6950
Corsair 8GB DDR3 1600
Asus P8Z68V-PRO
Xonar DX
(2) WD RE4 1 TB HDDs in RAID 0, off the RAID controller on the MB
(2) OCZ Vertex 30 GB SSDs. 1 is a spare, 1 is used to accelerate the HDDs using IRST, set up in windows

The effect:

Essentially windows will not boot. I am able to get into a repair mode where I can restore an image, attempt a repair, access command prompt, etc. I believe windows is still on the hard drives, and perhaps intact, but the boot manger is acting like my RAID is corrupted.

The cause(s):

The first time this happened, the computer lost power (Crappy UPS). I had the IRST configured for "Maximum Performance", which delays writes to the HDD, and instead caches them to the SSD until it gets a bunch of writes. It warned me that using that option may lead to system corruption... and it did. This was a couple months ago, maybe 2 or 3, which I "fixed" by reinstalling windows.

This second time, which I haven't fixed yet, occurred while I was playing Battlefield 3. The game locked up, and I was forced to hard reset. I can't remember the last time the system locked up that hard, so I don't think its a stability thing, unless a RAM stick suddenly went bad, and I don't overclock. When I powered the machin... Read more

Answer:Intel Rapid Storage Technology C: Drive Corruptiion

Have you gotten the latest driver: RAID: Intel? Rapid Storage Technology Driver for Intel Desktop Boards

And some further reading about RAID: Why RAID is (usually) a terrible idea

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Hi, I'm not sure what to do about a warning mark I have on my Intel rapid storage technology icon, when I click on it, I can see the caution symbol but I'm not sure how to fix it, and the help function has been unhelpful. On the previous windows version I remember it being a cache error but on windows 10 I can't seem to get the exact error up so that I can tell you. If I click on the icon it takes me to Current Status, where the exclamation mark sits at SATA disk. I'm not great with computers, so pls be kind!

Answer:Intel Rapid Storage Technology persistent warning

I've got this but I see you had no replies. I guess we're on our own!

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Hi,
        I am trying to enable acceleration. I have a 500GB HDD and a 22GB SSD. Attached is a screen print of disk management.
 

        However when i go to Intel Rapid Storage Technology application and enable acceleration it does not select the disk i specify as the accelerated device. For the record i have only one disk which i am trying to accelerate. Attached is a screen print of the accelerate tab of irst as well.
 
        I received the laptop with Windows 8.1 and downgraded to Win 7. I have also followed the diskpart method suggested on other links in the forum multiple times but i end up with the same problem.
 
        Please advise.
 
Thank you.
 
Link to picture
 
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Answer:Cannot Enable Acceleration using Intel Rapid Storage Technology

hi vinbad,
 
Welcome to the Lenovo Forums.
 
May I know the Lenovo model that you're using (eg. IdeaPad U310 / U410 Touch)?
 
AFAIK, for units preloaded with Windows 8 / 8.1, these machines uses Expresscache for data caching.
 
Links and Guides:
- Reconfigure Expresscache
- Expresscache v1.3.110
- eccmd commands
 
If successful, typing eccmd -info on an elevated command prompt will give you this result:
- Link to picture
 
 
Let me know how it goes.
 
Regards

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I have ASUS laptop that comes with 24gb SSD. From what I read, to be able to enable caching in the SSD after formatting all drives, IRST and expresscache should be installed. The default factory setting, which I formatted to, is bundled with IRST driver installer and express cache installer. I tried to install IRST, and then it asked me to restart. Then, nothing happens. I tried to search the IRST app, but there is none. The expresscache installer seems to be working since I can find it in the programs and features window. The question is, how am I supposed to install the bundled IRST installer in order to utilize my SSD for caching drive?Any help will be much appreciated since I can't find any answer regarding my problem.

Answer:IRST (Intel Rapid Storage Technology) and ExpressCache

Hi

The following links may help you ;

Install Windows on System with MSATA and ISRT - Windows 7 Help Forums

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Hello, I am a brand new W530 owner, and new to Lenovo products. Has anyone here been able to get Rapid Start technology to work on a fresh install of Windows 8 on the W530? I have been trying to solve crashes when my laptop goes to sleep, and believe it is due to the Rapid Storage configuration. I purchased the Windows 8 version, but had to reinstall the operating system (it came with 8 but I needed 8 enterprise to join a domain at work).  After reinstalling everything and using the Lenovo System Update utility to get all the latest drivers, my system would crash after going to sleep. When starting back up after sleep, I would receive the windows error message "Your PC encountered a problem and needed to restart". It didn't happen with every sleep, and seemed to occur when it was asleep for a long period of time. After poking through the BIOS, I saw that the Rapid Start technology was enabled with a timer of 3 hours, which seemed to explain the issue for me, so I set out to make sure that was working. Since it was a fresh install of windows, I had no hibernation partition, so I followed the guidelines here: http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=HT074526 I used DiskPart to create the partition, set it to 32800 (I have 32GB ram) and gave it the guid listed in the above article (my drive is GPT) as the ID. There is no PowerManager for Windows 8 so I dont have a graphical way to configure anything. Also, ther... Read more

Answer:W530 Windows 8 Intel Rapid Storage Technology

If your OS and apps are installed on the SSD, you really don't need Intels programs. FYI, Rapid Start refers to the Windows 8 hibernation technology.

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I am hoping someone has solved this themselves, or knows how to research the problem further than I. My next recourse is to re-install the system without IRST.

The system works well, in general, but every once in a while, the RAID driver from IRST (IaStor.sys) becomes very resource hungry, taking at a minimum 25% of the CPU with peaks that go much higher. While this load would normally be tolerable, if it happens during streaming a video, or playing a game, it causes momentary freeze-ups where the mouse and keyboard are unresponsive, and video drops several seconds worth of frames.

IaStor runs normally in the background with fractional CPU load, so I am thinking the overload comes during some error checking. I have checked the process through Process Explorer, and there are level 0 and level 1 priority threads occurring.

I should also note that this problem has become worse with time.

Any suggestions for a next move that do not require a re-install?

Answer:Intel Rapid Storage Technology: overtaxes system

Intel management software is best left uninstalled.

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I don't know if this is a general thing, or some specific thing that should be elsewhere, so...

Asus X99 Deluxe, 5820k, 1TB SSD, 3TB data HDD, 2TB backup HDD

The system I just put together does NOT have any RAID disks. I've had RAID setups in the past and found that the frequency of disk failure was DRASTICALLY lower than the frequency of stupid human tricks (my failure). So, I have internal and external backups that run regularly.

I looked at the information at Intel on the Rapid Storage Technology. It CLAIMS a variety of performance and reliability gains even WITHOUT RAID. So, I turned it on.

I ignored the Ctrl/I invite to create RAID volumes and let the 8.1 system boot normally. Won't boot. After a LONG time sitting and spinning, a VERY quick screen flashes that it encountered errors and throws me back to the BIOS.

If I turn RST back off, boots normally...

Two questions: IS there, in fact, any advantage to what RST provides for non-RAID systems? Intel claims improvements for both HDD and SDD drives. I've seen topics that claimed performance improvements because the drivers are better than the default ones. I've seen entries that claimed absolutely NO improvement...

If there IS an advantage, can someone tell me how to get RST to work properly in a non-RAID system?

Answer:Intel Rapid Storage Technology in NON-RAID system

Don't use it myself. Had it installed for awhile and seemed to cause problems. Uninstalled and don't notice any performance hit.

Personally believe the fewer of these add-ons you can run with the better.

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I generally avoid HD bloatware during reinstalls or while cleaning up bloatware unless they have a specific function (SMART monitoring) that the user wants running.

However it's recently been brought up that Intel Rapid Storage Technology software should be running when it's controller is selected.

I'm asking opinions if there are specfic reasons this software needs to be installed and running in addition to the iastor.sys driver.

Thanks for your input.

Answer:Is Intel Rapid Storage Technology Software needed?

Good question, Greg.

What is Intel Rapid Storage Technology? Do I need it?

From Intel:






Quote:
Whether using one or multiple hard drives, users can take advantage of enhanced performance and lower power consumption. When using more than one drive, the user can have added protection against data loss in the event of a hard drive failure.


Source

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Dear,

We have purchased a lot of Toshiba Tecra Z50-A laptops with a Hybrid HDD (with SSD cache).

The exact model:
TECRA Z50-A
PT544E-00D01TBT

We stage and re-partition the laptops via SCCM.
However, when installing all drivers and the Intel Rapid Storage Technology software, I see that only rge HDD is used and no SSD partition with Intel RST.

How can we enable this?
The problem is that the performance is incredibly bad.
The laptops are very slow even though the specs are good:
i5-4200U CPU
8GB RAM
Windows 7 x64

Any idea how to enable this Intel RST?
In the BIOS I can't find any options for RAID as this needs to be enabled for RST to work.

Thank you

Answer:Tecra Z50-A - Intel Rapid Storage Technology not working

So nobody has any idea?

Also no idea how I can enable RAID in BIOS?
I cannot find that option anywhere.

This is getting very annoying.
We have purchased 100+ laptops and they are very, very slow.

I guess we'll switch back because those work flawlessly.

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I received this message today on my screen. I went to Intel but could not understand what they were telling me to do something about BIOS nnd Sata and now I'm lost.
My computer has just slowed down to a crawl these last 4 or 5 days, could this be the problem. I'm a novice and quite lost. My browsers and mail programs are working at a crawl.

Answer:Intel Rapid Storage Technology has stopped working

Help! I've had this posted for awhile, no answers. I would like to know if I've got a big problem or I should ignore it.

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My desktop machine is built on Gigabyte GA-Z87-UD3H and Gigabyte provides the latest driver for Intel Rapid Storage Technology (IRST), which I installed after installing the OS. Same goes for my Lenovo Thinkpad-T420. And for both machine, checking the controller device under the IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers section in Device Manager I see the driver has been updated to the latest version.

- I set the SATA controller to AHCI from BIOS
- On the desktop machine I have one WD 2TB BLACK & one WD 3TB Green
- I don’t use RAID, & no chance of using in near future, but according to Intel IRST improves performance in single disk scenario too.

Now I have the following questions –
1. What is the actual purpose of IRST (pre-OS install) driver that doesn’t get served with a post-OS driver that I installed? There must be some difference, otherwise there wouldn’t be a pre-OS version of the driver. Right?
2. In the pre-OS procedure (loading the drivers at OS-installation time) after successfully completing the OS installation, do I need that post-OS driver? Because after installing from that one I got a quick launch icon that runs the IRST configuration application. Where do get that after installing the pre-OS driver?
3. As it is “pre-OS”, when I load it at OS-installation time, does it updates anything at BIOS level or anywhere other than HDD? That’s because I’m going to dual boot Windows 7 with Windows 8.1, and after installing Wind... Read more

Answer:Intel Rapid Storage Technology (pre-OS) driver installation

The pre operating system drivers exist to allow installation of operating systems that do not already contain the appropriate drivers. Windows 7 contains the necessary drivers, therefore no additional pre OS drivers are required.

Adding the IRST after OS installation would essentially update those drivers to the latest (not always necessary).

If you manage to install the latest during the OS installation, then you would not need to update them later.

However, you would need to install the IRST software to get the configuration application.

Nothing is updated at the BIOS level when using pre OS drivers.

I would install both Windows 7 and 8 without messing with any pre OS drivers.

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I'm getting bluescreen-restarts with the code KERNAL_DATA_INPAGE_ERROR. Action Center is giving me a message titled "Solve a problem with Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver" but the solution will not open and it is suggested i check my internet connection (here I am on the internet). When I view the problem's details I am given the following info: Problem signatureProblem Event Name: BlueScreenCode: 7aParameter 1: 4Parameter 2: 0Parameter 3: ffffe000aef06440Parameter 4: ffffc001df65a010OS version: 6_3_9600Service Pack: 0_0Product: 768_1OS Version: 6.3.9600.2.0.0.768.101Locale ID: 1033Extra information about the problemBucket ID: 0x7a_0 I'm on an Aspire M touchscreen ultrabook from roughly 2012. Sorry for the poor description. Should I download a driver from Intel's website? And if so, could someone point out which one specifically, because there are a few options and I am nervous to mess up my computer somehow. Thanks! 

Answer:BSOD due to intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver?

Download this:http://www.station-drivers.com/index.php/downloads/func-startdown/94/(100% turstable website)  double click the exe and let files extract, browse in the new folder and launch the setup file. then reboot and check if it BSOD again.

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There are two releases of the same driver version (15.0.2.1044) available: https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/mobiles/n1ei113w.txt (2016/09/13)https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/mobiles/nz1it01w.txt (2016/09/23)The former I have installed. The latter carries a warning:Caution: This package should not be installed if your system has PCIe SSD.
Please use MS inbox driver instead.I have a PCIe NVME SSD as the boot drive installed, along with a standard HD in the other bay. My concern is that I running the same 15.0.2.1044, but lenovo decided to place the warning in the readme only when it re-issued the driver.Should I overwrite this driver with the MS inbox driver? Or should I continue to use it? SSD performance isn't the greatest when I compare my ATTO, AS SSD and Crystalmark results to the benchmarks for the SM951 256GB.

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How do I actually update the driver for this? I have win 8.1 and task manager says IAStorSataSvc (32 bit) (intel rapid storage technology) is using 277.8 MB of memory (it was over 1,000 last night) and .4% of the CPU.  My version is 11.50.1207 and forums indicate this version eats a lot of memory and the driver should be updated.  How do I do that?  There are two versions that can be downloaded,  f6flpy-x86.zip - for 32-bit versions of the operating system and f6flpy-x64.zip - for 64-bit versions of the operating system.  Win 8.1 is 64 bit and the IRST says it is 32 bit, so which one do I use?  Once I have the right one dowloaded, it is a zip folder with 6 files.  How do i update the driver, double click on one of the .sys files, the largest one (there are two, one smaller than the other)?

Answer:How to update intel rapid storage technology driver

The floppy version is used during a new install of Windows. Do you have a SSD and a regular HDD? You can download the full Install here.
 
SetupRST.exe 13.2.4.1000 (Latest) 
Date: 08/01/2014
Size: 11.13 MB

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Hey guys! I am new in this forum so I hope I am in a right section to ask this question, if no pleas redirect me
So I have Intel Rapid Storage Technology installed on my Sony VAIO, as I understand it's keeping eye on my heard drive and kind of preventing from damages, (this is what I suppose). Some time ago I installed newer version of Intel Rapid Storage Technology and as always it's booting with the rest of the programs I want them to be booted, but this new version is really slowing down the boot, so I am thinking to remove it from start-up and my question is: is this program really doing what I think it's doing and also, will it be safe to remove it from start-up???
Thank you very much

Answer:Intel Rapid Storage Technology boot slowing

The drivers are essential for your disk to function. However, you are probably not talking about the drivers but about the additional software with a graphical user interface that is used to set up RAID Settings etc. That you do not need to run all the time. If I'm not mistaken, once your HDD works well, you do not have to have the gui in your startup programs. You should even be able to deinstall the gui if you want.

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I just got this Y570 a couple days ago.  Intel Rapid Storage Technology has never worked on my laptop even if I uninstalled and re-install the driver.  Operating system is Windows 7 64bit Home Premium.  My question is, can I just have it uninstalled permanently and will it have any detrimental effects on my laptop during future use?  Thanks!

Answer:Intel Rapid Storage Technology service not running

hey woozley,there won't be any detrimental effect if you do not have the Intel Rapid Storage Technology installed.





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I've been having the same problem with drive time outs that a number of people have reported.  Lenovo replaced the disk once on warantee.  Since Lenovo hasn't posted any new Intel Rapid Storage Technology drivers for the W700 for a couple of years (they have for the W701 and some other models), I decided to install 10.8.0.1003 from the Intel website.   It's been three days, and so far so good.  The file was iata_cd_10.8.0.1003.exe Chuck

Answer:Intel Rapid Storage Technology 10.8.0.1003 on W700

Still so far so good.I found a thread on Intels forums that indicates that starting with IRST 8.9, there were lots of bogus failed drives. This seemed to persist until version 10.6. Of course, 8.9 is what I had on my W700 through all the drive failures. Here's the thread:http://communities.intel.com/thread/8139?start=150&tstart=0I'll keep you posted on how it goes. I'm going to have to obfuscatethe situation a bit tomorrow when I upgrade the drives from 300G to 750G. I'd like to stall a few weeks but the space situation has become critical.Chuck

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One day I decided to check out this utility called Slimdriver that scans your PC to make sure it has up to date drivers. It offered to download and install 'Intel Rapid Storage Technology' driver which I have never been offered by Windows update. Here is what is says about this driver,

"Intel« Rapid Storage Technology offers greater levels of performance, responsiveness, and expandability than ever before. Whether you are using one or multiple serial ATA (SATA) or PCIe drives, you can take advantage of enhanced performance and lower power consumption from the latest storage technologies. Additionally, you can rest easy knowing you have added protection against data loss in the event of a hard drive failure."

I've never used this driver in the past and it has a long startup delay so am wondering if it is good to have or not really necessary.
 

Answer:Do you install 'Intel Rapid Storage Technology' driver?

I never install that. It creates another System Tray icon and doesn't appear to do anything useful. Would love to see if it actually helped with non-RAID systems.
 

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Under the Storage section of the X1 Carbon 5th generation driver/software support page, there is the following item: Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology Driver for Windows 10 (64-bit) - ThinkPad X1 Carbon (Types: 20HQ, ...Version: 15.7.0.1014Released: 2017/07/13Severity: Recommended Is this driver just for specific hard drives that may ship with the X1 Carbon, or should this be installed for all hard drives the X1 ships with? (the Readme doesn't specify) From the factory-default installation conditions of my machine, it seems as if no version of this driver is already installed, as I cannot find any "Intel(R) 100 Series/C230 Chipset Family SATA AHCI Controller" nor "Intel(R) 6th Generation Core Processor Family Platform I/O SATA AHCI Controller" in the Device Manager under Storage Controllers (as specified in the Readme). The SSD that shipped with my machine is the 1 TB Samsung MZ-VLB1T0 HALR-000L7 PCIe-NVMe OPAL2 drive. Thanks in advance for any guidance on this!

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'evening. continuing from my so-far-so-good experience with a crucial mSATA ssd in my x220:http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/X-Series-ThinkPad-Laptops/mSATA-SSD-for-my-beloved-X220/m-p/816771#M3993... i'm working through all of the windows and driver updates and system update is offering me an update to the IRST driver. the x220 factory image installs v10.1.0.1008 while su is listing v11.2.0.1006 dated june 2012. i'm pretty happy with the sdd and hdd performance of the system right now, especially the ssd, and don't want to muck things up. the readme is quite vague about the update:[New functions or enhancements]- Device Driver Functionality Enhancement.though a couple of the versions betwwen my current and the most recent look to be worthwhile. so... has anyone installed the newest version? and... did you see any improvements or, alternatively, problems? thanks in advance.

Answer:X220: Intel Rapid Storage Technology driver

Hello,
 
I don't know what that particular fix is for certain, but when I have seen, well, vague descriptions like that, I usually assume it means either functionality was added to support an as-yet-unannounced product (which, in Intel's case, perhaps means a chipset or CPU), or to fix some kind of minor issue, like a text string.
 
Perhaps if you were to contact Intel directly you could find out more about the change?
 
Regards,
 
Aryeh Goretsky
 
 

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Hello, I noticed that a new release of Intel Rapid Storage Technology version 14.8.4.1046 for the ThinkPad P50 appeared: Release Notes The release notes state: *2: Caution: This package should not be installed if your system has PCIe SSD.
Please use MS inbox driver instead.Can anyone please answer for me: What the heck is "MS inbox driver"??













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Answer:P50 - Use "MS inbox driver" Instead of "Intel Rapid Storage Technology"? What?

Inbox drivers are drivers that Microsoft ships "in the box".   Basically they are the drivers already installed into the Windows OS intallers, or pushed down by Microsoft to your system during updates       So if your system is not having issues ,I would avoid the manually updating  Hope that helps

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I just got a GB Z68X-UD7-B3 mobo, and also a OCZ Agility 3 60GB SSD to go with it knowing about intel rapid storage technology (Smart Response Technology)
I basically followed the instructions for installation for installing windows for use with IRRT in the GB video on it, changing the "PCH SATA controller mode" to RAID(XHD) before installing windows...
did all that, got windows up and going with all my stuff (steam, Paint shop, GB drivers and full update etc) and then turned on IRRT and all worked perfectly fine until I restarted my PC, and got THIS during boot up... basically it seem that both the HDD and the SSD applicable are disabled and I'm not sure why... I need to go into the RAID setup and disable the acceleration before I can boot up windows...

I can't seem to find a similar issue anywhere... hence my post... I also tried installing EZ smart response to see if I could get it to work, but something is up with that... all it does is go to a splash screen with an up and down arrow in the center that do nothing...

I'm not good with RAID setups it's ma 1st time... any suggestions on what I can do?
Thanx

Win 7 Pro x64
Intel i5-2500K
Gigabyte Z68X-UD7-B3 (BIOS F7)
Gigabyte ATI HD5850OC 1GB GDDR5
G.Skill Ripjaws 2x2GB DDR3 (1600MHz)

Answer:intel rapid storage technology boot error

having the same problem with me

fatal1ty z68 gen3
ocz agility 3 raided 0 with western digita 1tb green cav using irst

did u fix this man ?

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Hi there,
I have windows 8 Enterprise x64 RTM, an asus sabertooth z77 mobo.

I have installed windows 8 in AHCI sata mode and it works flawlessly but I have a solid state drive for caching.

So I backed up my data, changed to RAID mode in BIOS and proceeded to reinstall. Windows 8 installer sees my harddrives in raid mode and continues to install fine. And that's where fine ends.
I get blue screens before the personalization screens start "winload.exe is missing or corrupt". Randomly this morning it just worked, I got to my desktop and started installing drivers - worked fine. Installed RST 11.5.0.1184 (beta) - rebooted and bluescreened "a required device is missing or failed".

Now this is where things are unexplainable for me. If I boot to my installation media and quit it at the first chance, the system reboots and boots into windows 8 flawlessly. When I shutdown or restart windows - at the next boot it bluescreens but if I boot from my installation media and quit, then it restarts and boots fine.

Answer:Intel Rapid Storage Technology boot issue

Hello Jim, and welcome to Eight Forums.

The intel Raid-Sata-Ata-Ahci RST 11.5.2.1001 WHQL version worked best for me. You might give them a try as well to see how they do for you at the Station Driver link below.

intel drivers pour Raid/Sata/Ata/Ahci

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi, since I know that what makes my SSD works as cache is ExpressCache...Is there any reason to have installed the Intel Rapid Storage Technology? I wanna uninstall it if it's not needed. Thanks!





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Answer:Do I have to have installed Intel Rapid Storage Technology in Y510P?

Can I uninstall IRST since Expresscache is the soft that manages the SSD in M.2 bay of my Y510P?





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my OS is installed on SSD games and data installed on hdds
I want to clean install windows 10
do I need to install Intel? Rapid Storage Technology ?
if yes do I need first to install
all of my motherboard drivers and then install Intel INF installation ?

Answer:clean windows 10 ,do i need to install Intel Rapid Storage Technology?

yafatana said:

my OS is installed on SSD games and data installed on hdds
I want to clean install windows 10
do I need to install Intel? Rapid Storage Technology ?
if yes do I need first to install
all of my motherboard drivers and then install Intel INF installation ?



Its not really needed much anymore, I would do your clean install without it 1st, then check on how your Windows runs. I uninstalled mine right after our Anniversary Update. Have had no problems.

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http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?LegacyDocID=MIGR-74430

Answer:Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver 10.6.0.1002 - posted

I read the post, but dont know what this is.  Is it worth installing?  Something about a native SATA mode?

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Hi, I downloaded the Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver from my motherboard's driver page thinking it was a newer version of the driver.

On running the setup.exe I was prompted to remove the current driver or repair it. I chose to remove thinking the new version would install after that. The setup seemed to close after removing so I opened it up again but was greeted with the same prompts as before.

If I choose either remove or repair again I get an error message: "The installation source for this product is not available. Verify that the source exists and that you can access it"

It's turns out the version I downloaded was not newer and was the same as I had currently installed. Now I am unsure whether the driver is still installed. The IRST software app that comes with this driver is no longer in my taskbar tray or anywhere to be found for that matter.

I don't seem to be able to re-install the driver due to the error I'm getting. I tried the driver available at Intel instead but with this one I get an error: " fatal error during installation"

It seems as though the installation is corrupted?

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I have an older laptop. Circa 2008 HP 6910p. I wanted to know if I should install the intel chipset drivers or the Intel« Rapid Storage Technology drivers? Or both.

I am using a sata hard drive and am going to be upgrading to a ssd drive.

What is the difference between the 2 driver sets?

Thanks!
 

Answer:Intel chipset drivers or Intel® Rapid Storage Technology?

The RST driver is the AHCI / Raid driver which i don't think Intel actually bundles with the .inf chipset installation utility, so i think you actually need both.

I know i did for this Z77 chipset.
 

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Hi, I have a Y480 and I have added an mSata drive in order to use caching to boost performance. The drive is working fine, but I can't figure out how to enable caching in Intel RST.I think I need to enable RAID in the bios to use RST, but I can't find the option anywhere. Please Help. Thanks,ANkh













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Answer:Y480 - Enabling Acceleration In Intel Rapid Storage Technology

Hi there, this link may provide some useful info. http://www.intel.com/support/chipsets/sb/CS-032826.htm Also this may help you even further,by asking any questions you may have.  http://communities.intel.com/community/techSee what you think. Good luck

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I got y400 today and i noticed that it doesnt come with the intel rapid storage technology pre-installed.My friend bought a same one too, and his y400 has the intel rapid storage technology pre-installed.I tried to install it myself but i failed. it says that my computer doesnt meet the requirement.How do i solve this? thank you

Answer:my Y400 doesnt not come with intel rapid storage technology pre-installed

HiDid you try the driver from herehttp://support.lenovo.com/en_IN/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS033346Or the intel site?You should install the one on support site if not.





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My Windows 7 is running slow however it is different from simply lagging. The mouse works fine however clicking on applications does not bring them up. The only difference I can see is an error message coming up saying "Intel Rapid Storage Technology not working".

Any ideas on what I should do or extra information you require?

Answer:Intel Rapid Storage Technology not working - Windows non responsive

You might find help here: IAStorUI has stopped working

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Hi, I'm using Lenovo Ideapad U530. The hard drive is 1TB 5400rpm + 16G mSATA SSD Cache. I installed Windows 7 SP1 enterprise version. How I can use Intel Rapid Storage Technology? I'd like to let the Windows 7 use 16G SSD for high speed cache. From the BIOS, I haven't seen any place that I can change the SATA mode to RAID. The BIOS options for U530 are very little, I can't see any options related to the hard drive.... I've installed the software Intel Rapid Storage Technology, but there's no "accelerate" button on it. Could anyone help me? Thanks! Yilu













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Answer:How can I enable U530 to have Intel Rapid Storage Technology on Windows 7?

You'll need an actual caching software; Rapid Storage just manages your storage devices.This might work:http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/downloads/ds035460

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New IRST v11.7.0.1013: 11.7.0.1013 Production Version Release Notes

Official Intel v11.7.0.1013 Driver

I do not know if you're like me that has the IRST v11.2.0.1006 version driver on their machine for a while (iaStor.sys), but couldn't successfully install the v11.6.0.1030 (iaStorA.sys & iaStorF.sys).

I think the bug for me looks like a little that:





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Placing OS on 2-drive RAID0 volume at end of matrix array causes RST to construe incorrect HDD as the system
Win7-64


Any feedback will be appreciated as i still can't install properly those new versions since v11.2.0.1006.

Answer:Intel« Rapid Storage Technology (RAID) driver v11.7.0.1013.

Have you checked to see if ASUS has a new BIOS with a newer Intel ROM?

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Hi,

I just built a new rig and am having some weird issues running RAID-5 on IRST. The stats are:

CPU: Intel Core i7-2600
Motherboard: Asus P8Z68-V Pro
BIOS Version: 0501 (latest, came with the board)
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series DDR1333 F3-10666CL9D-8GBRL (4x4GB)
GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB (01G-P3-1560-KR)
Power supply: SeaSonic S12II 620 Bronze 620W

I'm running the OS off a random 500 GB hard disk and want to set up RAID-5 with 5x3TB disks (Western Digital WD30EZRS, shows up in IRST precisely as: WDC WD30EZRS-00J99B0).

RAID setup:

OS: Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit (yes, Enterprise, through my school. Essentially equivalent to Ultimate)

RAID software: Intel Rapid Storage Technology 10.5.0.1027 (from: http://support.asus.com/Download.asp...V+PRO&p=1&s=39)
The About dialog says it's 10.5.0.127, even though the Asus website says it's 10.5.0.1026.

Ports 0 and 1 (gray) are SATA 6Gbps, Ports 2-5 (blue) are SATA 3 Gbps.

Port 0: OS installed on Seagate 500 GB disk.
Ports 1-5: 3 TB disk each.
(Yes, I'm running the RAID across the two different port types, which might be part of the problem? I couldn't find documentation saying that it's a problem and nothing prevented me from setting it up this way...)

My problem is, while the array was building, and also now that it's complete, my machine randomly reboots. The time between reboots seems to be uncorrelated with load on the system (sometimes when I'm playing Starcraft II, oth... Read more

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I recently had to reinstall Windows 7 on my U510 after some virus/malware destroyed the boot record. After doing so I attempt to install the Intel Rapid Storage Technology and after rebooting  Windows launches its repair functionality. It runs for several minutes and is unable to repair and I can't get to the OS. Any ideas? I've subsequently re-installed Windows 7 and have not attempted another install of that software. Isn't this software necessary to take advantage of the SSD and swapping between the HDD and SDD? Thanks in advance!

Answer:U510 won't boot after installing Intel Rapid Storage Technology

Take a look at this thread.
 
https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-Y-U-V-Z-and-P-series/How-can-I-enable-U530-to-have-Intel-Rapid-...
 
IRST only manages storage. You will need the software mentioned in that thread in post 2, but just check since that thread is for U530.

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Is anyone using Windows 7 to backup and restore a PC using Intel Rapid Storage Technology? I am using a a 32GB SSD to accelerate the main 1TB Hard drive. I am not sure how to proceed here, I don't want to experiment, I am looking for someone who is using a caching disk and how they go about backing up and restoring in windows 7. It seems like the Intel Rapid Storage Technology ads a level of complexity that is less than ideal. Possibly It might have been better to spend the extra money and go with just a SSD rather than trying to save money and add extra layers of work.
Any help or insight would be appreciated.

Answer:Windows 7 backup with Intel Rapid Storage Technology Installed

 I don't have an SSD drive, but I can tell you for sure that you don't want the buggy Windows 7 backup program.  I've been using the FREE program Easeus Todo Backup Free for about the last 3 years on 7 computers and it works great for me.  
The March 2012 issue of PC World was very high on the FREE program from Easeus and so is CNET.  In my experience with a variety of configurations I have to say I'm very impressed.  Like Ghost (which unfortunately is no longer on the market) it will back up to a networked drive, and it will create a boot CD for when your PC won't boot.  Don't download from CNET unless you want to get malware, but you can see CNET's review of it at
 http://download.cnet.com/Easeus-Todo-Backup-Free/3000-2242_4-10964460.html?tag=mncol;1#editorsreview .
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 CNET has a lot of backup program reviews at 
http://download.cnet.com/windows/backup-software/?tag=contentBody;sideBar .
 
Some of these are free (last time I checked there were over 300), some have free trials (over 1000), and some are purchase only (over 200).
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External hard drives are best for backup. You can get a 1 TB one for around $50. You can also buy a 32 GB flash drive for under $20.  It's the best insurance you can ever buy!
 
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I hope this helps.  Good luck

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The Lenovo driver list for the Yoga 2 11 includes Intel Rapid Storage Technology (IRST) Driver for 64-bit Windows. However, attempting to install this results in the message, "No Appropriate Driver to be Installed". Likewise, attempting to install the Rapid Storage Technology driver from Intel's site results in the error, "The platform is not supported." Windows Device Manager shows WDC WD5000M22K-24Z1LT0-SSHD-16GB for the disk drive name, so it appears that the drive should support the RAID configuration for SSD caching. This is consistent with the specs for the laptop. Is it normal for the drivers to not install? It seems odd, given the placement on Lenovo's driver list. I'd like to set the Acceleration Mode to Maximized as described in Intel's User Guide.

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Hi, I have a Ideapad Y500 and have some HDD stability issues. I found that the version which is running on my Windows 10 system is 11.5.0.1207 .  The latest version from Intel is 15.9.0.1015 (date 11/14/2017 https://downloadcenter.intel.com/product/55005/Intel-Rapid-Storage-Technology-Intel-RST). I do not see a recent version on the Lenovo website.  Which version is recommended by Lenovo or can I install? My disks are:SanDisk SSD U100 16GBST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB 931GB For some Lenovo products I see new? downloads from 2012 which was Windows 8, so not very recent ..(https://support.lenovo.com/nl/en/downloads/) Thanks in advance!

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Dear Friends I just get this error I do know what had to do ?"Your system is reporting one or more warnings and data may be at risk" now on clicking on this notification there is written:- "Disk at PORT 0. reset disk to normal"

Answer:intel rapid storage technology error data may be at risk

Dear sspy
 
Welcome in Lenovo Forums
 
Can you please send us your machine model as there is an application should be installed on your machine to check if there is any hardware issue with unit contents or not
 
Please let me know
 
Thanks
Alaa





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