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Intel Rapid Start Technology with 950 Pro and Z97-A

Question: Intel Rapid Start Technology with 950 Pro and Z97-A

I've been trying to get Intel's Rapid start technology working for quite a while now -- I've downloaded all of the drivgers for my motherboard and etc, but I can't install the rapid start software because it tells me that "This Computer does not meet the minimum requirements for installing the software".

At first I thought it was that my 950 Pro was not partition properly, but I've now followed Intel's instructions and created a 'Hibernate' or whatever partition for it, but that doesn't work. I've also currently got 16GB of storage unallocated on the SSD which is double the amount of RAM I currently have in my system because some people recommended unallocating some storage + a little bit extra.

Now that I've fiddled with that for quite a while, I double checked that it was enabled in the BIOS and found that it says "No Valid Partition" in the settings for Intel Rapid Start. I think this could possibly be due to the fact that I am using the 950 Pro through a PCI Adapter?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I'm really stuck and have been at this for hours.

I have followed the instructions at http://download.intel.com/support/mo...r_uefi_v13.pdf

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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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Upgraded to Windows 10 version 1511 build 10586.545 on Dell 15z 5523 and attempted to defragment c:/ drive (HDD). Noticed that both (c:/ - HDD & d:/ - SSD) drives were read as SSD so unable to Analyze or Defrag.
So, I attempted to install the latest drives from Intel site. Unfortunately, crashed my system. Required a new clean install. 
Once new install, went to Dell site and installed SRT driver and Chipset drivers. Restart - checked bios - RAID drives and SRT enabled. Save & exit.
Went in to Cmd Prompt (Admin) - Diskprt - Clean. List Disk showed 2 drives both online with available space on both.
Went to Disk Management to initialize disk - Disk 2 setup - MBR style of partition.
Then on disk 0 (HDD) last partition chose “Shrink Volume…” from menu & shrank. Once completed, Extend Volume on disk 0 (HDD). 
Ran SRT program - Enable Acceleration - selected total drive - Maximized Mode. Restart.
Finished.......but noticed the following.....


As you may have noticed, and my 2 questions - where is the 2nd drive (SSD) that is being used as cache - why is it not showing up in Device Manager, Diskpart, Disk Management and Defrag software??
Yet SRT shows everything working!!
And 2nd question why is Disk 0 type still showing as SSD??
BTW defrag last run shows a time b/c I defragged in Cmd Prompt - defrag c:/ u/v/.
Please note that I did not install Intel Rapid Start Technology b/c Intel no longer supports it & Windows 10 (Power Options... Read more

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Upgraded to Windows 10 version 1511 build 10586.545 on Dell 15z 5523 and attempted to defragment c:/ drive (HDD). Noticed that both (c:/ - HDD & d:/ - SSD) drives were read as SSD so unable to Analyze or Defrag.
So, I attempted to install the latest drives from Intel site. Unfortunately, crashed my system. Required a new clean install. 
Once new install, went to Dell site and installed SRT driver and Chipset drivers. Restart - checked bios - RAID drives and SRT enabled. Save & exit.
Went in to Cmd Prompt (Admin) - Diskprt - Clean. List Disk showed 2 drives both online with available space on both.
Went to Disk Management to initialize disk - Disk 2 setup - MBR style of partition.
Then on disk 0 (HDD) last partition chose “Shrink Volume…” from menu & shrank. Once completed, Extend Volume on disk 0 (HDD). 
Ran SRT program - Enable Acceleration - selected total drive - Maximized Mode. Restart.
Finished.......but noticed the following.....


As you may have noticed, and my 2 questions - where is the 2nd drive (SSD) that is being used as cache - why is it not showing up in Device Manager, Diskpart, Disk Management and Defrag software??
Yet SRT shows everything working!!
And 2nd question why is Disk 0 type still showing as SSD??
BTW defrag last run shows a time b/c I defragged in Cmd Prompt - defrag c:/ u/v/.
Please note that I did not install Intel Rapid Start Technology b/c Intel no longer supports it & Windows 10 (Power Options... Read more

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I've been trying to get Intel's Rapid start technology working for quite a while now -- I've downloaded all of the drivgers for my motherboard and etc, but I can't install the rapid start software because it tells me that "This Computer does not meet the minimum requirements for installing the software".

At first I thought it was that my 950 Pro was not partition properly, but I've now followed Intel's instructions and created a 'Hibernate' or whatever partition for it, but that doesn't work. I've also currently got 16GB of storage unallocated on the SSD which is double the amount of RAM I currently have in my system because some people recommended unallocating some storage + a little bit extra.

Now that I've fiddled with that for quite a while, I double checked that it was enabled in the BIOS and found that it says "No Valid Partition" in the settings for Intel Rapid Start. I think this could possibly be due to the fact that I am using the 950 Pro through a PCI Adapter?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I'm really stuck and have been at this for hours.

I have followed the instructions at http://download.intel.com/support/mo...r_uefi_v13.pdf

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I wonder if I should turn it off in BIOS. Also, are hibernation and standby modes reliable, or is it better to just turn off the computer instead?













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Answer:Is Intel Rapid Start Technology of any use without an SSD?

Hey there lenssd9,
 
Because the Rapid Start Tech. require an SSD, but I don't think itreally will make a significant difference one way or another if you disable in BIOS. For addional information regarding this from Intel: http://download.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/sb/rapid_start_technology_user_guide.pdf
 
The hibernate and sleep modes are reliable/useful. A quick rundown from Microsoft on the differences:
 
Sleep is a power-saving state that allows a computer to quickly resume full-power operation (typically within several seconds) when you want to start working again. Putting your computer into the sleep state is like pausing a DVD player?the computer immediately stops what it?s doing and is ready to start again when you want to resume working.
 
Hibernation is a  power-saving state designed primarily for laptops.  While sleep puts your work and settings in memory and draws a small amount of power, hibernation puts your open documents and programs on your hard disk, and then turns off your computer.   Of all the power-saving states in Windows, hibernation uses the least amount of power. On a laptop, use hibernation when you know that you won't use your laptop for an extended period and won't have an opportunity to charge the battery during that time.
 
Ultimately these modes are great for resuming work quickly, without having to do a fresh boot.
Hope this clears some things up. And Thank you lenssd9 for being a ... Read more

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I've been trying to get Intel's Rapid start technology working for quite a while now -- I've downloaded all of the drivgers for my motherboard and etc, but I can't install the rapid start software because it tells me that "This Computer does not meet the minimum requirements for installing the software".

At first I thought it was that my 950 Pro was not partition properly, but I've now followed Intel's instructions and created a 'Hibernate' or whatever partition for it, but that doesn't work. I've also currently got 16GB of storage unallocated on the SSD which is double the amount of RAM I currently have in my system because some people recommended unallocating some storage + a little bit extra.

Now that I've fiddled with that for quite a while, I double checked that it was enabled in the BIOS and found that it says "No Valid Partition" in the settings for Intel Rapid Start. I think this could possibly be due to the fact that I am using the 950 Pro through a PCI Adapter?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I'm really stuck and have been at this for hours.

I have followed the instructions at http://download.intel.com/support/mo...r_uefi_v13.pdf

Answer:Intel Rapid Start Technology with 950 Pro and Z97-A

Hello harryoui,

Not sure if you are still looking for an answer?

There is a problem if you install the Intel Rapid Start technology before you create the partition. Reading your message it looks like this may be what you did. I would recommend uninstalling the Rapid start technology and then reinstalling so that it can detect the partition properly.

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Hello, I am new on these forums. I am not completely computer literate, but I understand a decent amount to get me by. I came here specifically because I had some trouble with a re-format that was done one my hard drive. I had a friend (Who I thought knew what he was doing) reformat my hard drive. Well, unfortunately for me he did not and did a quick format with my hard drive plugged into another computer via USB, and it completely screwed my hard drive. So I did whatever and got my computer to recognize it once again made a new volume ect. Once that all happened I found that I am having some trouble as far as re-installing Intel Rapid Start Technology. My computer has a 32Gb SSD in it specifically for a caching process that I believe is used to make the boot up go so fast. My problem that I have come into is that the directions that dell gave me to put rapid start technology back on my computer is not possible for me to follow. I have a SATA AHCI hard drive that I dont think I can set to RAID mode and I cant get into the acceleration tab on the intel rapid storage technology mangment; simply because It does not exist for some reason.....If you need any further detail I will be more than happy to provide them to you... All I need is to know how to get my computer to boot up like it did when I bought it. I have a dell 17R SE

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I purchased U410 with window8 2month ago,recently, i am getting message"your system does not appear to have intel rapid start technology"when i boot my ideapad U410.please help me out with detail explantion,(P.S) i do not have any idea to get in to Bios, i tried to us F2, F2+Fn, it did not work.  

Answer:your system does not appear to have intel rapid start technology

Hi peterbai0624,
 
Welcome to the Lenovo Community.
 
The Intel Rapid Start Technology allows you to boot the PC faster after the computer wakes up from sleep. For this technology to work, the unit must have an SSD drive installed on the system. If this was previous working before and suddenly you get the error, it's possible that there's something wrong with the SSD/HDD configuration under BIOS.
 
If you can't access the BIOS by pressing Fn+f2, try to hold Fn while tapping F2 or hold F2 alone. When you get into the BIOS, try to follow this suggestion. If this doesn't work, but can still boot into Windows, try to:
 
1. Install:Intel Rapid Start Technology driver.
 
Intel Rapid Start Technology Driver0wff05w8.exe1.52MB
 
2. Follow the Intel Rapid Start Technology Installation Guide
 
 
Hope this helps.

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Hi all!I'm not able to install the intel rapid start technology driver, because the program tells me that "the system doens't meet the minimum requirements", but the version I've downloaded is the correct one for windows 7 64 bit. Does anyone have a solution?Thanks!

Answer:Intel rapid start technology driver

I met the same problem.   And I tried to install lenovo smart update software, but  only  "This machine is not lenovo ...." was showed. 

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I have tried to install the drivers and am told that my system does not have the proper hardward.  This is the current Yoga 13" i7 laptop.  Not sure why it would list the driver, but the system not support it.

Answer:Yoga 13 - Intel Rapid Start Technology

Anyone able to get this to install?  I tried contacting Lenovo and they wanted to charge me $60 for assistance. 

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Hi,I've just got a Yoga 13 and on every time that I'm turn it on I'm getting an ERROR"Your system does not appear to have Intel rapid start technology enable"1.i didn't see a "Intel rapid start" in the bios2. I've update my bios3. When I've try reinstall the driver I got this error "this computer does not meet the min requirements for installing the software" I need help.tnx.













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Answer:Yoga 13 Intel Rapid Start technology

hi O_hei,
 
Welcome to the Forums.
 
It's possible that the hibernation partition is not initialized that's why you're getting the IRST error message. Can you try to follow steps 5-6 on this guide by Yikes2000.on how to configure Intel Rapid Start Technology on the Yoga 13.
 
Let me know your findings.
 
 
Regards,
neokenchi

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I have a Lenovo U310 with windows 8 and wish I could take it back. Problem after problem with this computer, both hardware and software related. I started getting this message about the Intel rapid start a couple of days ago. I went into this forum and one of the specilists suggested going into BIOS and change the SATA controller working mode to RAID and to enable IRST which I did. Now the computer can not start. It tries to load and it says that the recovery system failed. I can get to the BIOS menu again but I wont let me get to configuration screen. Any help would be much appreciated. thanks 













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Answer:your system does not appear to have intel rapid start technology

hi yzarate,
 
I'm sorry to hear what happened,
 
If the system is giving you a failed to start Option,  Restarting it May sometime give you option Like Safe mode,
       If you're getting that, select that option and it should be able to start you system while in RAID then restart the system again once booted back up.
 
If you're not getting that message I would suggest go back to BIOS
           go to the Exit TAB, Select Load optimized default or press F9 to load defaults, F10 to save and Exit and hit enter,
Try loading BIOS again and see if the configuration tab will be available,
 
Best Regards
Solid Cruver





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Hello. I have a problem with the Intel rapid start technology on my new ideapad u410.A couple of days ago my pc froze and I had to hold down the on/off button to restart it. During restart I experienced that the pc took much longer to start up, usually it takes less then 20 seconds. After startup the system telle me that it the Intel Rapid Start Technology no longer runs on the PC. I guess its why it takes so ling to start up now. But how do I restart the Intel Rapid Start Technology. I cant seem to find any programs that controls that part of my system?

Answer:Problem with Intel rapid start technology

hi rimfrozt,
 
If your Lenovo U410 comes with an SSD+HDD combo, check if the SATA Controller working mode is set to RAID and the Intel Rapid Start Technology Support to Enabled under the BIOS then try to reconfigure Intel Smart Response Technology for SSD caching.
 
If you have only an HDD drive, can you try to run an HDD diagnostic to determine the HDD's health as bad sectors on the drive will bog down the computer.
 
 
Hope this helps.

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Ideapad U410 Ultrabook with Windows 8I just started my laptop normally several days ago, but a window jumped out saying 'your system does not appear to have intel rapid start technology'. And after that it happens every time I start. How to solve this?Thanks. 

Answer:your system does not appear to have intel rapid start technology

 
Hi
 
Welcome To Lenovo Community
 
We are really sorry to hear about the issue you are facing,  
 
Please verify IRST is enabled under Bios
 
 
1. Press Fn+ F2 to enter BIOS
2. Choose "Configuration > SATA controller working mode" as "RAID";
3. Select "Configuration>Intel Rapid Start Technology", choose " iRST Support" -  Enable
4. F10 to save and exit
 
 
 
Do give this a try and let us know  
 
 
 
Hope This Helps
Cheers!!!
 
 
 
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Hey guys, I did a clean install of Win8 on my E330 (NZSATGE) and in this manual for Intel Rapid Start Technology it says I need that specific software... So where do I get that? Thanks a lot in advance!













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Answer:Where to get the "Intel Rapid Start Technology" software for E330?

Unfortunately Andrej-S, it does not seem like there is any Intel Rapid Start support for windows 8 with your machine, it seems the last available was Windows 7. An alternative may be the ExpressCache. It can provide similar results as to the Rapid Start Technology. PlingPlong provides some excellent information regarding that option at this thread. Hopefully this is of some assistance to you.





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Recently I upgraded my BIOS to the latest version: "F.63 for HP EliteBook Folio 9470m". The first thing catching my attention, when I was checking the BIOS, was the missing entry: Intel Rapid Start Technology (FFS). This removal seems the intention of HP, according to the product change notification (Document ID: c05143560). Unfortunately, I've seen this product change notification afterward. My question: ?What was the reason, for HP, to decide removing the Intel Rapid Start Technology (FFS) feature from the BIOS??  HP mentions, according the product change notification, the disappearance of the feature, however not why.  There must be a reason and I like to know. Thanks in advance.

Answer:Intel Rapid Start Technology (FFS) removed from BIOS.

@TheIngenieur? This is all I could find. Fixes an issue on a system running Intel Rapid Start Technology where the system stops functioning properly when the system resumes from standby mode.  NOTE:- After this updated BIOS is installed, older versions cannot be reinstalled.- After this BIOS is installed, the Intel Rapid Start Technology feature will not be supported.  REO

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So I recently began started getting the famous "Intel Rapid Start Technology is not enabled" after several months of it working fine without any problems and settings haven't been touch. Along with this, "sleep" option doesn't work. So essentially can I just uninstall Intel Rapid Start Technology and all my problems will go away? There hasn't really been a solution posted and it feels like U310/U410 owners are out of luck.

Answer:Lenovo U410 - Intel Rapid Start Technology

hi Telstra,
 
Uninstalling the Intel Rapid Start Technology software should get rid of the "Intel Rapid Start Technology is not enabled' error and Windows will save the sleep/hibernation settings on the HDD - which is normally configured on the 32GB mSATA SSD (selected models).
 
If you have a malfunctioning mSATA SSD though, you may also wanna change these settings in the BIOS.
1. Set SATA Controller Mode from RAID to AHCI
 - Link to picture
 
2. Set iRST support to Disabled
 - Link to picture
 
 
Regards

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Hi Guys, I have a Y410p and I have replaced the HDD with a SSD on windows 8. Before changed to SSD, i did not try to install the intel rapid start and thus I never know if it could work before. I re-install Windows 8 on the SSD and also installed Intel Rapid Storage Technology driver. When I install the Intel Rapid Start, I got this error: "this computer does not meet the minimum requirements for installing this software" I have checked the BIOS, I cannot see any relevant settings and I just make sure AHCI enabled. I have done the parition (on the GPT) using the set ID = D3BFE2DE-3DAF-11DF-BA40-E3A556D89593 I have followed this guide (UEFI)http://download.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/sb/rapid_start_technology_user_guide_for_uefi... Is it Y410P cannot have the Intel Rapid Start installed because of the chipset or the BIOS? Do I miss anything? Please help. Thanks in advance.   

Answer:Y410p Cannot install Intel Rapid Start Technology

Hi All, Anyone got an idea about this?  

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I have a fairly new Lenovo U310 that has been nothing but problems since I purchased it. Recently, it has been taking a long time to start up and when it finally hits the desktop, an error message pops up that says "Your system does not appear to have Intel Rapid Start Technology enabled." I hit 'OK' but there's not apparent way to fix this problem. I've tried downloading the IRST drivers from Intel, but trying to install them give me the error message saying that my system can't support the item. Help?

Answer:Intel Rapid Start Technology - Error Message upon start-up

Have you enabled Rapid Start Technology in the BIOS? If it is turned off, IRST gives the error message that the technology is missing. MikeJameson wrote:I have a fairly new Lenovo U310 that has been nothing but problems since I purchased it. Recently, it has been taking a long time to start up and when it finally hits the desktop, an error message pops up that says "Your system does not appear to have Intel Rapid Start Technology enabled." I hit 'OK' but there's not apparent way to fix this problem. I've tried downloading the IRST drivers from Intel, but trying to install them give me the error message saying that my system can't support the item. Help? 

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For about the last two weeks (for some unknown reason) Intel Rapid Start Technology is unable to start on my U410 Laptop.  I attempted to reinstall the driver from the Lenovo page, but when I get to the install point I get a message stating my device does not meet the minimum specifications for this technology! It's making start ups and logging on a major drag   Has anyone experienced this before?  Any help would be appreciated. Thank you, Rory

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Hello guys, Recently I Recieved A Laptop in gift which I owned in the past which is A Dell XPS 15-L521X. It was running all good but suddenly Today morning when I pressed the power button and it boot through the Dell splash screen and after that It booted normal through the Windows 8 boot screen but after that It stucked at a Black Screen.
I passed on 20-min but it stucked there. No Cursor, nothing except The Black Screen. I ran Dell Pre-Boot System Assesment to check any Hardware failware but no everything is just fine.
I remember That My Dell Driver Update Utility Notified me that it installed latest Intel Rapid Start Technology Driver on my last boot but I dont know whether its causing the error but The Intel Rapid Start Technology is very essential for SSD users so why will it cause errors? Please help me I am totally Screwed up......

Thanks For Any Help.............

Answer:Intel Rapid Start Technology Black Screen At Startup

try to boot up on safe mode, if it goes through, one reason may be that driver. While in safe mode, do a system restore to get rid of that driver or just uninstall the driver if you don't want any of the other installed applications to be affected.

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I started having trouble a few days ago when my laptop crashed and on starting up, gave me an error message stating that 'Intel Rapid Start Technology is not enabled'. The system also began crashing everytime it went to sleep (and the start up took a bit longer than before). Each time I started the laptop up, the same error message popped up.  At one point during start up, a blue screen came up stating there was a 'Driver power state error' I've manually updated all my drivers just incase (didn't work). On trying to install the latest 'Intel Rapid Start Technology Driver', it fails, giving the error message: 'This computer does not meet the minimum requirements for insatlling the software'. I eventally uninstalled 'Intel Rapid Start Technology' (from the control panel) and the error message (first paragraph) stopped popping up. The laptop is still unable to sleep without crashing. Any ideas? Or should I wait around and hope the next round of updates sorts everything out? (any idea how lond that would take?)

Answer:U410 touch (Windows 8.1) -Intel Rapid Start Technology

I'm in exactly the same position. Any help would be great!!

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Hi! 1) In the BIOS I've switched on  Intel Rapid Start Technology and set the time to Immediatily2) With Diskpart I've created a parttion fo 4Gb with id = 84 (it is shown as hibernate partion in Disk manager I've downloaded and installed Intel Rapid Start Technology Manager and enabled Intel Rapid Start Technology Now do I need to enable Windows 8 hibernation with powercfg -h ? or would this conflict with Intel Rapid Start Technology? (it also would take a way space on my SSD, which I would love to use for somehting else) Or is this whole Rapid Start Technology no longer needed?













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Answer:T430s Intel Rapid Start Technology and powercfg Windows 8

I do not use Microsoft operating systems, however will suggest you reading this document: Intel Rapid Start Technology user guide. Hope this document helps you, it seems you will find on it the answers you are looking for.

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I don't know how it all happened but one day when I started my computer I keep getting a message  in the start of my computer saying that Intel Rapid Start Technology is not Enabled.Can anyone please help me to Enable the Intel Rapid Start Technology? Help me please cause this is very frustrating for me.

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I have a Thinkpad Edge 531 (model 6885-73G) preloaded with Windows 7 64bit. According to the appropriate user guide (see Thinkpad E531 User Guide - page 108) and chipset specifications Mobile Intel« HM77 Express this ThinkPad model supports Intel Rapid Start Technology with a special partition on the SSD M.2.Such an SSD with the specification M.2 (see MyDigitalSSD Super Cache 2) I bought it and installed successfully on my ThinkPad, which can run a cache software FNet HybriDisk on.  However, even if I proceed exactly according to the installation script by Intel, see (Intel Rapid Start Technology User Guide) or by the installation script by Lenovo community, (see Edge E330 and Intel Rapid Start), I can not put into operation Intel Rapid Start Technology on my ThinkPad, although I use the installed SSD disk with an alone partition of appropriate type (with ID type 84 on MBR) with more allocated space than the size of RAM for my ThinkPad and with the currently deployed version of BIOS (1.29) and current drivers, such is Intel (R) Rapid Storage Technology Driver version 11.1.5.1001 downloaded from the webiste of Lenovo support for this model ThinkPad Edge 531.  Since, in my opinion, based on the above specifications declared by the manufacturer Lenovo and Intel, this ThinkPad model should support Intel Rapid Start Technology, I would like therefore to know how this technology on my ThinkPad to put into operation, because of which I also bought this... Read more

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After trying install all drivers on new installation of y580 windows 8 Pro 64bit i failed on installing Intel Rapid Start Technology, it gives me this notification "this computer does not meet the minimum requirements for installing this software" i have y580 i5, 1920x1080 display and 1TB 5400RPM hdd + 32GB SSDall drivers loaded until bluetooth and this one....

Answer:Intel Rapid Start Technology can't install on my y580 win8

Os is on ssd or hdd? If on hdd, is the ssd set as a cache disk?





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Hey guys, I installed the rapid storage software and it works ONCE, then when it restores, the manager says that its off and I have to enable it again. Anyone run into this issue? Its strange.. im in windows 8 64 bit, using the march updated software.













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Answer:Intel rapid start technology problem on x1 carbon touch

Nobody wants this feature? Seems like from factory the laptop only does sleep mode which eats battery vs this only slightly slower restore from hibernate feature

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Hi, I get the error message "Intel Rapid Start Technology seems not to be activated on your computer".How can I activate???  Thanks for your support! 

Answer:error: "Intel Rapid Start Technology seems not to be activated on your computer"

Rapid Start Technology could be disabled in the BIOS. Check that and enable if so.

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How do I Enable intel rapid start technology on Lenovo y510p?i download the driver from the website and there is a small icon in taskbar but i dont know if it working?

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Hello All,I am new to the commuity I have a Lenovo z510 laptop with a 'ST1000lm014-sshd-8gb'  hard drive with 8GB SSD cache. It is a hybrid drive i believe. My question is , can i use the built in 8gb SSD to enable intel rapid storage or intel rapid start technology. I checked in bios and did not find any options for intel rapid start. Also i do not find 'acceleration' option in Intel rapid storate technology software for acceleration. I have no idea if my 8GB built in SSD is being utilized or not. Please help.













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Answer:Enable intel rapid start technology on Lenovo Z510

hi ebinscaria
 
You're right, the Seagate ST1000LM014 is a hybrid drive that uses a standard HDD with a built-in 8GB NAND flash memory as a cache. Unfortunately you can't use the 8GB built-in cache to enable Intel Rapid Storage Technology or Intel Rapid Start Technology as Windows will detect the hybrid drive as a single unit. The caching algorithm is also embedded on the drive's firmware.
 
To know if the SSHD's cache is being utilized, you should run a benchmark and compare its advertised speed (see these benchmark tests).
 
In addition, as per this article, a SSHD will function as normal Hard Drive when the SSD Cache wear out (or if not being utilized), thus, you will see poor results than its advertised speed when running a benchmark test.
 
 
Regards

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Hi there!
 
I'm having a variety of issues with my Windows 8 machine, and I'm not sure if they are all the same issue or each a separate problem.  I would greatly appreciate any guidance or suggestions.
 
My system
Windows 8 64-bit.  I think it was 8.1 before I "refreshed" (see below), but it's definitely only 8 now.  (And, sidenote, I'm not sure HOW to get 8.1 now, or if I should?)
 
It's a Lenovo U410 with an Intel core i5 chip.
 
Error messages / problems
Always on boot, I get: "Your system does not appear to have Intel Rapid Start Technology enabled."  When I check in the startup programs, in the task manager it is enabled.
The boots are generally slow and usually freeze at some point, I have to wait several minutes for it to un-freeze. It's like 1998 all over again.  It usually freezes after the login screen, but sometimes it freezes on the login screen and I can't type anything in.
On some restarts, Windows has said "Configuring Windows" with a percentage (I think trying to install the 3 Windows Updates my system currently has in the queue).  Then, after a long time, it will say: "Windows Updates were not configured correctly.  Reverting changes."  Some restarts it does not do this.  The ones that do this are usually when Windows made me restart or when it was restarting after the anti-malware/virus programs (see below).
Sometimes, when I try to wake it up from sleep (closed laptop) it won't wake up.  ... Read more

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I too have this problem when the Windows 8.1 would start up. I have a 64-bit operating system on this laptop and not really sure as to what to do. Any suggestions? 

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I too have this problem when the Windows 8.1 would start up. I have a 64-bit operating system on this laptop and not really sure as to what to do. Any suggestions? 

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Hi,

I'm getting issues with Intel Rapid Start technology after upgrade my Port?g? Z30t-A-103 to Windows 10.

Windows Events Viewer shows:

irstrtsv
Error: Unable to read LBA sector directly

I tried to disable the Intel Rapid Start technology from BIOS but it seems that the problem is not solved.

Any ideas?. I guess that an Intel Rapid Start technology Driver is coming.

Regards,

Answer:Intel Rapid Start technology error in Event Visors after upgrading to Windows 10

Intel might be in the process of approving their Windows 10 drivers, in the meantime just keep it disabled in the BIOS for now.

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Hello, I have upgraded my Windows 7 Home Premium to Ultimate. Got it in my domain and everything seems normal . But I wanted to check the options of that energy saving settings and can't find any information about, when does my computer go to hibernate. He does use the stand by, but for how long? Until the battery is low? That makes no sense.The computer must go in hibernate or is this with ultrabooks going other ways?

Answer:Lenovo IdeaPad U310 Intel Rapid Start Technology with WIndows 7 Ultimate

 
 
Hi
 
Welcome To Lenovo Community
 
 Since You have upgraded the OS , I would suggest you should download and install Lenovo Energy Management Driver .  Please check the below thread for settings
 
http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-S-series-Netbooks/Ideapad-Series-Lenovo-Energy-Management-for-Wi...
 
 
 
 
 
 
Please let us know if you have any further question.
Hope This Helps
Cheers!!!
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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!

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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,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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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:






Quote:
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.






Quote:
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 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
 

De... Read more

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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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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





ASUS G750JX-CV050H | i7-4700HQ @ 2.40 GHz. | 32 GB DDR3 1600 MHz. Hynix RAM | 256 GB LiteOn LCM-256M3S SSD + 1 TB Seagate Momentus ST1000LM024 5400 RPM HDD | GeForce GTX 770M 3 GB GDDR5 RAM | 17.3" Full HD 3D Glossy Screen

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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
 
 
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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 .

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

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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
Di... Read more

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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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'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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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.


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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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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.
 
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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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