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Intel Rapid Storage Technology problem : Empty port problem

Q: Intel Rapid Storage Technology problem : Empty port problem

Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit
Gateway Laptop NV55C (I would upgrade ut currently not working so a major hardware upgrade is gonna have to wait
I've got the latest SATA AHCI Driver for my system according to Gateway.
As for the latest Intel RST software/drivers, I have version on the IAStorDataMgrSvc.exe file, which is the same version as the SATA drivers I found on the Gateway site.

Lately, the last few weeks, I have been having problem with my DVD drive disappearing.
In the Intel RST app, its shows my HD on Internal Port 0; and Internal Port 1 as empty.
I've only just checked this status after my DVD disappeared.
I'm guessing that my DVD is on Port 1 because I get a dialog popping up saying something about Port 1 being empty. Then my DVD drive is gone.

If I reboot, it comes back.
And it may stay for 5 minutes or 5 days (or more), then the DVD just disappears with the Intel RST popup.

I may not be doing anything particular, youtube, working (EagleCad and other Circuit board and schematic design software, and related utilities), general web browsing. Nothing special and nothing I haven't been doing for years.

I do Windows updates on a fairly regular basis (At least once every 2 week if not once a week)
This does kind of have me wondering if a recent Windows update broke something.
It would not be the first time I have seen that happen.
And as a side note, although its been 7+ years, I used to work in IT repairing pretty much everything, so I'm comfortable getting waist deep into the guts of anything computer related if need be.

And since I saw someone else post this, I thought I may as well post it as well, maybe it will help...

System Report

System Information
OS name: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
OS version: 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 7601
System name: ROB-PC
System manufacturer: Gateway
System model: NV55C
Processor: GenuineIntel Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 5 1.999 GHz
BIOS: InsydeH2O Version V1.05, ACRSYS - 1

Intel? Rapid Storage Technology
Kit installed:
User interface version:
Language: English (United States)
Intel AHCI controller: Intel(R) 5 Series 4 Port SATA AHCI Controller
Number of SATA ports: 2
Driver version:
ISDI version:

Device Information
Disk on port 0
Port location: Internal
Status: Normal
Size: 305 GB
Serial number: 58NSC2HCT
Firmware: LV010M
System disk: Yes
Password protected: No
Disk data cache: Enabled
Native command queuing: Yes
SATA transfer mode: Generation 1
Physical sector size: 512 Bytes
Logical sector size: 512 Bytes

Empty port
Port: 1
Port location: Internal

Preferred Solution: Intel Rapid Storage Technology problem : Empty port problem

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Intel Rapid Storage Technology problem : Empty port problem

I just rebooted and here is that same system report. I only included the Port 1 info. All the rest is the same:

Disk on port 1
Port location: Internal
Status: Normal
Size: 0 GB
Serial number: UK71 857857
Firmware: 1.00
System disk: No
Password protected: No
Disk data cache: Disabled
Native command queuing: No
SATA transfer mode: Generation 1
Physical sector size: 0 Bytes
Logical sector size: 0 Bytes

I will try to get a screen cap of the popup message ASAP if I can.

Here we go:
It lasted 1 hour 12 minutes
Last time, it lasted about 5 minutes.

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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.

A: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:
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:
Driver version:
ISDI version:

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

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

Disk on port 0
Port location: Internal
Status: Normal
Usage: Array disk
Size: 954 GB
Serial number: 6VP4R3ZD
Model: ST31000528AS
Firmware: CC45
System disk: No
Password protected: No
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I need some help and if anyone can help me I will be very appreciated. My system is Windows 7 Ultimate X64.
1. USB port.
I used to have a Lenovo thinkpad W520, the USB ports can still provide power and the devices connected to the port won't be disconnected after the PC turning into sleep mode even power off, but everytime when I wake up my Precision 7510, the keyboad need a long wait to be reconnected and all of the external hard drives are reconnected too (Auto play also pops out). And I cannot charge my cellphone even if the precision is in sleeping mode with power connected to it.

2. External Monitor,
I get a Dell P2417H monitor. I connect the monitor to my PC through Display port. 
Then I use the Screen Resolution to Identify the monitor. I then use "Identify" to identify the monitor, at first both of the monitors show (1\2), which is correct because windows is set to duplicate the monitors. Then I selected Show desk top only on 1 and then "Identify" the monitors. Both of the monitors show a big 1. Then I selected show desk top only on 2 and then "Identify" the monitors. Both of the monitors show a big 2.(My p2417H is actually 2)
Then I select apply so only p2417H shows the display and close the laptop's lid. (I set the power options, so that the PC won't be turn off when I close the lid or after a long deactivation) 
As long as I close the lid and turn the laptop into sleep mode and wake it up. The monitor setting... Read more

A:Precision 7510 USB port problem, monitor problem and Intel Rapid Storage problem

Some of what you're experiencing may be due to the different hardware than you had in the older system - however, one BIG possibility:
Windows 7 does not fully support the power management features of the Skylake CPU and chipset in your system.  Even if Windows 7 is correctly installed, there will be missing features (Microsoft never implemented the advanced Skylake power management features in anything older than Windows 8).
You'd likely experience some of the same issues with a Skylake Lenovo system.
The Skylake platform in your system WILL run Windows 7 (it's the last Intel platform that will;  the newly released Kaby Lake won't run it at all), but it won't implement all the Skylake power management features it has no drivers for (and never will have drivers for).  Unless you're completely stuck with Windows 7, most of the issue -- or all of them -- will go away if you move to Windows 10.  If you don't do it now, this is the last hardware you'll be buying -- as above, Windows 7 is history as of the release of the new Kaby Lake platform.

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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 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?

A:Intel® Rapid Storage Technology (Intel® RST) proper version question?

Hi Fooey,
follow this link, you need the enu version, 4th block down.


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

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


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


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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?

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

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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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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..

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

A:intel rapid storage technology

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

Install it.


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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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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

A:Intel® Rapid Storage Technology

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

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

A: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.....

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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.


A:Intel Rapid Storage Technology MSI H87-G43

Found out this is normal behavior, no issue.

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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?



A: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.


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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:

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:

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...

A: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.

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 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 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).

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

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

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

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I 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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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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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

A: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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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:
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.


A: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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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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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

A:Intel Rapid Storage Technology

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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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.

A:Intel Rapid Storage Technology a question..

Yep, there's 2013 versions for Win7.


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

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

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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?

A: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.

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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.

A: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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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?

A: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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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

A: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 updated the Rapid Storage Technology (RST) driver ver 9.​6.​0.​1014 driver for the ICH10R chip (controls a Raid 1 array for data) to ver 10.​1.​0.​1008. In the process of updating, I received an error message "An error occurred while registering one or more components. Setup will exit".

I checked device manager and the proper driver version number is installed (i.e., ver But, when I reboot, Rapid Storage Technology is not launched. It has to be manually launched from the tray. And, the version of the RST console is the old version number, i.e., ver, not the new version.

How to I resolve this? Do I delete the Raid 1 array, uninstall and reinstall RST?


BTW, I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate-64 bit

A:Problem Updating Rapid Storage Technology

Hello Sandoz,

You might see if running the 10.​1.​0.​1008 Intel? Rapid Storage Technology installation file again may be able to repair it for you.

Hope this helps,

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

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

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

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

A:IRST (Intel Rapid Storage Technology) and ExpressCache


The following links may help you ;

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

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

A:How to update intel rapid storage technology driver

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

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

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

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

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

A:Intel Rapid Storage Technology boot issue

Hello Jim, and welcome to Eight Forums.

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

intel drivers pour Raid/Sata/Ata/Ahci

Hope this helps,

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:Intel Rapid Storage Technology: overtaxes system

Intel management software is best left uninstalled.

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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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:Intel Rapid Storage Technology in NON-RAID system

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

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

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

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

A:Precision M4500 & Intel Rapid Storage Technology

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

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Hi all,

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

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

The effect:

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

The cause(s):

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

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

A:Intel Rapid Storage Technology C: Drive Corruptiion

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

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

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

A:Intel Rapid Storage Technology boot slowing

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

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

The exact model:

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

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

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

Thank you

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

So nobody has any idea?

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

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

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

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