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Windows 7: Show us your SSD performance

02 Jun 2011   #1631
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
Someone wiser than me is going to have to help you on that one, but the way you explain it,that's what I thought the IRST was. It just has the iastor driver with it. I don't use raid either.
From what I could gather from reading Intel pages I thought the same.

Everything works fine with the Msahci drivers except the Toolbox.
I thought it would be nice to try the IRST driver and see if performance was different or if the Toolbox would work properly.

Not a biggy.


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02 Jun 2011   #1632
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

The Intel forums say the toolbox will work better with the iastor driver. I installed IRST used the driver for ahci and disabled the service. So, we'll see.
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02 Jun 2011   #1633
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Hoppy, is this the chipset driver you are using?

From the ASUS site:
Intel(R) Chipset Software Installation Utility V9.1.1.1020 for Windows 32/64bit XP & 32/64bit Vista & 32/64bit Windows 7.(WHQL)
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02 Jun 2011   #1634
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by profdlp View Post
Hoppy, is this the chipset driver you are using?

From the ASUS site:
Intel(R) Chipset Software Installation Utility V9.1.1.1020 for Windows 32/64bit XP & 32/64bit Vista & 32/64bit Windows 7.(WHQL)
Yes that is it. Tried to see if there was a newer one at Intel. Intel says no.
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02 Jun 2011   #1635
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

I'm wondering if it's due to the differences in the X58 and P55 chipsets.
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02 Jun 2011   #1636
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

I have no idea.
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02 Jun 2011   #1637
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
What I found at Intel. Now all I have to do is figure out what IRST is.
Quote:

Unable to run Secure Erase on Intel® SSD Toolbox 2.0
Knowledgebase Article

The Intel® SSD Toolbox 2.0 User's Guide states that when running Secure Erase after replugging the SSD's data cable and clicking Refresh, the Secure Erase can be launched. However, even if the system BIOS is set to AHCI, the following error may occur; "ATA Security is enabled. Secure Erase cannot run until security is disabled."
To resolve the issue, ensure that Intel® Rapid Storage Technology is installed in the system. Secure Erase may not launch even if it is set to AHCI.
1. Install Intel® Rapid Storage Technology.
2. On windows 7*, Click Start select Run then launch Services by typing services.msc and hitting on the Enter button.
3. Change Intel® Rapid Storage Technology settings from Automatic(delay) to Automatic.
4. Reboot the system.
5. You should be able to run Secure Erase on the Intel SSD Toolbox now, and even have a faster refresh rate when replugging the SSD.

Intel RST drivers (iaStor) are required to pass the Trim command for SSDs, the MS driver will also pass the Trim command, (msachi).
They are both ACHI drivers, RAID falls under ACHI.

For the Intel RST drivers, they are RAID drivers but you do not have to have anything in RAID to use them, the drives will be listed as non-RAID drives. They do enable all the ACHI benefits.

These drivers are for all motherboards that use an Intel Chipset, have read that they will work on other chipsets but haven't tried it.
This includes OEMs and Gigabyte, Asus, etc.
I have used the Intel RST drivers in Dell's, Acer's, built systems, laptops and desktops. All with no drives setup in RAID.

The Intel RST drivers have supported the Trim command since Version:9.6.0.1014.

The current Intel official Version: 10.1.0.1008. (I'm using the 10.1.2.1004 10.5.0.1027 version, sshhh...)
The File name:iata_enu.exe is the english version, the other one is multi language, so larger file.

Download it, run as Admin and it will install.

I've used these drivers since they first came out, so I could hot swap my eSATA external HDDs, and now to enable Trim on my SSD.

The early versions listed all drives for 'Safely Remove Hardware' but I don't see my internal HDDs listed anymore.

essenbe, I think the 25% CPU usage you were getting might have been the indexing running, it should return to normal after 'A while'.

These are the chipsets for the version 10.1.0.1008 driver:
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.

Note: Intel® RAID Technology requires the Intel® ICH9R/ICH9M-E/ICH10R/PCH-PCH-M SATA RAID controller hub, Intel® 82801HR I/O controller hub (ICH8R), Intel® 631xESB/632xESB I/O controller hub, Intel® 82801GR/GH I/O controller hub (ICH7R/DH), Intel® 82801FR I/O controller hub (ICH6R).
These drivers will work for your X58 and P55 chipsets.

Chipset and ACHI/RAID drivers are different drivers.


Intel® Rapid Storage Technology
Official latest driver from the Intel Site
Version:10.1.0.1008



Official and WHQL Intel RST drivers.
10.5.0.1027
6 May 2011

Intel Rapid Storage Technology Version 10.5.0.1027 WHQL - Production Version Release Notes

Download
intel drivers pour Raid/Sata/Ata/Ahci

Run as admin.

I have used the drivers from this site with no problems, got the original link from pg 76 of this thread.



WHQL version: 9.​2.​0.​1030
Release Date: April 21st 2011



Edit: Just checked my motherboard driver list at Gigabyte and it lists Intel SATA RAID Driver 10.5.0.1027.
So it is an official driver.
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03 Jun 2011   #1638
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Tried the IRST after imaging the drive. The benchmarks were all slightly lower with the intel installed, so went back to the previous image. Done playing now, gonna just let it be

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03 Jun 2011   #1639
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

May be due to some other settings.

Generally, I've seen slightly better benchmarks from the Intel RST drivers, have also seen high scores with msachi drivers.
The Intel Toolbox is one issue that may give the RST drivers an edge.

Do these drivers give different levels of noticeable performance?
Probably not.
YMMV
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03 Jun 2011   #1640
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Quote:
The current Intel official Version: 10.1.0.1008. (I'm using the 10.1.2.1004 10.5.0.1027 version, sshhh...)
The File name:iata_enu.exe is the english version, the other one is multi language, so larger file.

Download it, run as Admin and it will install.

Same result as the other Intel driver. Click reinstall cursor spins for a couple of seconds and then nothing else happens.


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