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Intel Rapid Storage Technology in NON-RAID system

  1. #21

    Yes, caperjack, I read exactly the same blurbage over at Intel. And it says NOTHING about needing RAID to reap these substantial benefits... AND, it even understands SSDs and will make THEM faster.....

    Which is why I turned it on. And tried to boot. And failed.

    Which is why I turned it off and came looking here for information on whether it actually works, and if so, how to get it to work.

    So far, it's a bunch to none that it's not useful if you aren't running RAID, which I'm not 'cause I do a LOT more stupid things that RAID wouldn't save me from than it'd help when a disk dies...

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  2. #22

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    win8.1.1 enterprise

    It uses RAID 1 (mirroring) functionality

    I guess that part can be taking to mean it used Raid


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  3. #23

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    Dual boot - Win 7 Pro 64-bit and Win 8.1 Pro 64-bit

    How do I uninstall or fully disable RST on each of Win 7 Pro 64-bit and Win 8 Pro 64-bit?

    And then what should my processor drivers be?

    I have Intel Core i5-3470 CPU @ 3.20GHz, (4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)) in a Dell Optiplex 7010.

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  4. #24

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    Windows 8.1

    asus supply this driver with some of their laptops such as the vivobook and yet it's a RAID driver ?
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  5. #25

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    Windows 8.1 (HOME not Pro) 64bit

    Quote Originally Posted by YoloWaffle View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by bassfacer22 View Post
    Gee who would of thought..

    So anyway, don't use rapid storage.. It would be automatically in if it was so incredible for normal users and didn't cause conflict..

    when samsung sells their hard drives, do they then ask you to download something to make them run faster?
    They have Samsung Magician which manages the drive, tells you how many bytes were written on the drive in its life, and to set it for performance, balanced, or power saver mode. I have a Samsung SSD and the Magician is more of a Health monitoring program more than anything.

    1. ok I guess what i mean is - if you install Samsung 840 EVO SSD .. which i did, and I NEVER installed samsung magician.. it runs at full speed without ever my entire life having to install Samsung magician.. (so unless there is a firmware update -which i think there was, thats all i ever need) the drive should function as fast as it can straight out of the box.. or else i'd buy another that does function at the speed advertised..

    no need for some software to rapid storage it..

    but it is not raid ,It uses RAID 1 (mirroring) functionality ,assuming thats
    now for all the people saying "but it's not raid.." i MEAN that I'm sure if you have Raid, it's great for it.. i was just talking in general - I should have put.. "i'm sure its great if"...

    ** all in all, in the end, the point is this. install rapid storage technology and if you somehow see a 0.5 or 1 second faster performance on your computer somehow..and if you don't get conflicts/errors, well you are good to go.. otherwise I have an 840 EVO SSD and i Boot up into windows in under 8 seconds..( i'll put up a video if you need proof..) i do not have intel rapid storage technology..

    and further-more, I had a hybrid drive 1 terabyte spinning hard drive before i had the SSD, i think my computer manufacture did have intel rapid storage installed.. I think with the regular spinning hard drives it may have been slightly better.. but it doesn't matter now with SSD's.. so i'll give intel rapid storage something with regular HDD.. but i honestly can't remember cause that was when i first got my computer and was disgusted with a regular hard drive.. and bought a samsung SSD like 1 week after and can see absolutely no reason to install other software especially by intel(which i do like intel) to do something with my Samsung ssd.. it's already ridiculously fast..

    anybody want that video of 8 second boot up into windows 8.1? or maybe thats just normal for SSD's..

    *darnit, i have to keep editing this post..

    Oh and Merry Christmas.
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  6. #26

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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64

    The driver included with intel rst is far newer and it is a bit faster than what comes with windows from my usage. You don't need the actual service/software unless you are using LakeTiny features (which work well too). Also using ahci for single drives is a must
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  7. #27

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    Dual boot - Win 7 Pro 64-bit and Win 8.1 Pro 64-bit

    OK but what driver?

    OK - but if I somehow get rid of Intel RST, what drivers should I have?

    My Dell Optiplex 7010 (dual boot) has a Western Digital hard drive WDC WD50000AAKX-22ERMA0. In Device Manager, its two drivers are by Microsoft:
    in Win 7 Pro 64-bit - Version 6.1.7600.16385
    in Win 8 Pro 64-bit - Version 6.3.9600.16384

    My processor is Intel Core i5-3470 CPU @ 3.20GHz, (4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)), and its drivers are also by MS (and same as above):
    in Win 7 Pro 64-bit - Version 6.1.7600.16385
    in Win 8 Pro 64-bit - Version 6.3.9600.16384

    Device Manager says my IDE ATA/ATAPI controller is Intel 7 Series/C216 Chipset Family, and its driver is:
    in Win 7 Pro 64-bit - Intel iaStor.sys version
    in Win 8 Pro 64-bit - Intel iaStorA.sys version

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  8. #28

    I forgot... I do use Intel RST on my Asus Laptop... as I have RAID Striping... Two 256GB Gumstick SSDs. It's in the shop for warranty repair and I'm using a Lenovo ATM. lol. I should check and see if it even does an increase in speed for my Asus Laptop.

    They are known as SATA M.2's I believe...

    Interesting at how reliable SSDs have become. They give plenty of warning before they die, unlike what most people say. This article tests I believe 6 SSDs, and 3 of them have written Petabytes worth of data and are still going. The 3 that did die gave warning before going...

    LINKS: Crucial M550 128GB SATA M.2 Type 2280 Internal Solid State Drive CT128M550SSD4: Computers & Accessories
    How long do modern consumer SSDs actually last? Longer than you
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  9. #29

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    Windows 8.1 (HOME not Pro) 64bit

    well.. start here..

    Chipset Support — How to Identify Your Intel® Chipset

    and for like 30 more bucks i get way smaller stick and way better speed/power than crucial.. lucky i have m.2ngff slot.. Samsung Electronics 840 EVO mSATA 0.85-Inch Solid State Drive MZ-MTE250BW: Electronics
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