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Intel RST is like a hard drive driver.

It is just a fancy name for Intel Rapid Storage Technology, which generally speeds up your SSD/HDD performance in the background. You do not need to do anything else once it is installed, just enjoy the speedier system

If you don't install it, your drives will basically be using the default, microsoft driver which comes with your OS/mobo chipset - this is generally not as fast as the intel one.
Ok thanks alot . So im gonna have the SSD in Port 1 on the mobo. Does it matter that its only Sata 2? On the intel RST website the c300 isnt listed as valid product? Sorry, im a noob at this!
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Even mechanical hard drives work with intel RST My samsung F3 1TB even got a performance boost from installing it before I got my SSD. It's compatible with almost any hard drive.

So the bottom line is that it doesn't matter if it's on the sata 2 or 3 port, it will still give you speedier performance than the default, windows one.
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Even mechanical hard drives work with intel RST My samsung F3 1TB even got a performance boost from installing it before I got my SSD. It's compatible with almost any hard drive.

So the bottom line is that it doesn't matter if it's on the sata 2 or 3 port, it will still give you speedier performance than the default, windows one.
Ok awesome.

ONE MORE NOOB Question: So after i have tweaked Windows 7 on it, i just install Intel RST?

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post #14 of 23
Install RST first imo. It's like saying trying to OC a graphics card before installing its drivers
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Intel RST is a RAID Controller. I didn't think it was required to run a single HD in AHCI mode!?
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Intel RST is a RAID Controller. I didn't think it was required to run a single HD in AHCI mode!?
Yet it still gave me a performance boost according to CrystalDiskMark, ATTO, and AS SSD even when I first installed it on my Samsung F3 1TB, so it's definitely pretty neat
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Install RST first imo. It's like saying trying to OC a graphics card before installing its drivers
lol, but i can only install the driver after as im reinstalling W7 on the SSD right?
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lol, but i can only install the driver after as im reinstalling W7 on the SSD right?
Correct!
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Anyone else use intel rst with the crucial c300 ssd? Ive read that it causes freezing problems?
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Originally Posted by Darco19 View Post
Install RST first imo. It's like saying trying to OC a graphics card before installing its drivers
It doesn't matter...

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Intel RST is a RAID Controller. I didn't think it was required to run a single HD in AHCI mode!?
"This driver provides support for the following:

High-capacity & fault-tolerant SATA RAID 5 arrays and high-performance & fault-tolerant SATA RAID 10 arrays on select Intel® 5 Series, 4 Series, 3 Series, 965, 975X, 955X and 945 chipset-based platforms.

High-performance SATA RAID 0 arrays & redundant SATA RAID 1 arrays on select Intel® 5 Series, 4 Series, 3 Series, 965, 975X, 955X, 945, 925, 915 chipset-based platforms.

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."

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Anyone else use intel rst with the crucial c300 ssd? Ive read that it causes freezing problems?
No problems with the latest version... Anyway there are problems with everything using an SSD : firmware, driver... I'm not frustrated to keep my HDD
Edited by adridu59 - 7/26/11 at 9:13am
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