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Windows 7: Intel® Rapid Storage Technology

02 Feb 2010   #1
MUff1N

Windows® 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology

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




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03 Feb 2010   #2
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

On behalf of those who can utilize this technology I thank you for your post and links. Fabe
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26 Apr 2010   #3
MUff1N

Windows® 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 
For those that use the Intel RAID / AHCI drivers.

Intel has release an update to the Intel Rapid Storage Technology Drivers from v9.5.0.1037 to v9.6.0.1014.

I've already installed & tested the drivers & have had no issues
with AHCI & NCQ Enabled in the bios. Fast bootup time & response times!

You can download the new drivers here...
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology Driver for Intel Desktop Boards

OS: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*


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26 Apr 2010   #4
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

I've got this technology, but the v8.9.0.1023 provided by my manufacturer...i thought i couldn't upgrade without the manufacturer driver...so thanks for the post & link!

PS: I'm on laptop computer...might they have the Laptop "SATA AHCI pilote" driver instead the Desktop one?


Edit:
Looks they do have:
Support for the Intel Rapid Storage Technology (Intel RST)
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27 Apr 2010   #5
MUff1N

Windows® 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoN View Post
I've got this technology, but the v8.9.0.1023 provided by my manufacturer...i thought i couldn't upgrade without the manufacturer driver...so thanks for the post & link!

PS: I'm on laptop computer...might they have the Laptop "SATA AHCI pilote" driver instead the Desktop one?


Edit:
Looks they do have:
Support for the Intel Rapid Storage Technology (Intel RST)
I started out with those old drivers (Intel Matrix Storage Manager v8.9.0.1023) myself & have been updating them ever since with no problems at all, so I don't see why they wouldn't work the same for you!

The only way to know absolutely for sure though, is to install & test them.

These new drivers are WAY BETTER than the old ones are with AHCI & NCQ enabled! Much faster read/write speeds!
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28 Apr 2010   #6
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MUff1N View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoN View Post
I've got this technology, but the v8.9.0.1023 provided by my manufacturer...i thought i couldn't upgrade without the manufacturer driver...so thanks for the post & link!

PS: I'm on laptop computer...might they have the Laptop "SATA AHCI pilote" driver instead the Desktop one?


Edit:
Looks they do have:
Support for the Intel Rapid Storage Technology (Intel RST)
I started out with those old drivers (Intel Matrix Storage Manager v8.9.0.1023) myself & have been updating them ever since with no problems at all, so I don't see why they wouldn't work the same for you!

The only way to know absolutely for sure though, is to install & test them.

These new drivers are WAY BETTER than the old ones are with AHCI & NCQ enabled! Much faster read/write speeds!

Hi MUff1N,
I've sucessfully installed the NEW one...The "Intel Matrix Storage Manager v8.9.0.1023" was what was provided with my computer when i bought it. Everything seems working well since then, and i'm not disapointing yet!

It did not improve my WEI Score but i do let it manage disk devices & Atapi devices by itself!

First i thought the Fan was more noisy so i rolled back to the previous driver...but since not, i decided to reinstall this new driver!
I did no benchmark as you did...maybe will try next driver!
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