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post #1 of 8
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Hello!


Do I need Intel Rapid Storage Technology at all?

I have OCZ Revodrive PCI-E SSD, It's in raid0 by default ( 2x 64 gb) 128 GB version

I have also Western DIgital 1 TB 7200 HDD.

My O/S is on the OCZ revodrive PCIE SSD.


What is Intel Rapid Storage technology for? Is it only for SATA connection and RAID0/1/5/10 via SATA?

I'd really appreciate if someone could explain me what IRST is supposed to do, and who should use it!


Thanks!
post #2 of 8
It's supposed to be an updated driver and also puts all storage controllers in 1 name. There's also a control center which shows some drive info and probably alerts about faults.

I never read anywhere that it affects performance thou.
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Yes you need it, install it in order to get max from your SSD.
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It can improve the performance of drives connected via. the Intel SATA ports on your mobo, especially SSDs. I am pretty sure it does nothing to contribute to the performance of the Revo drive.

Yo do not need it however.
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Originally Posted by Sean Webster View Post

It can improve the performance of drives connected via. the Intel SATA ports on your mobo, especially SSDs. I am pretty sure it does nothing to contribute to the performance of the Revo drive.
Yo do not need it however.

Great thanks for the answer! smile.gif

What about my WDC 1 TB HDD connected via Intel Sata 6 gbps cable, Does the IRST affect that? This is NOT raid!


If not, then basically I have no use for IRST, right?
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Originally Posted by Sean Webster View Post

It can improve the performance of drives connected via. the Intel SATA ports on your mobo, especially SSDs. I am pretty sure it does nothing to contribute to the performance of the Revo drive.
Yo do not need it however.

Great thanks for the answer! smile.gif

What about my WDC 1 TB HDD connected via Intel Sata 6 gbps cable, Does the IRST affect that? This is NOT raid!


If not, then basically I have no use for IRST, right?

You can use it for your HDD. It may help.
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It can improve the performance of drives connected via. the Intel SATA ports on your mobo, especially SSDs. I am pretty sure it does nothing to contribute to the performance of the Revo drive.

Yo do not need it however.
It has improved block read caching, I believe? That might help his HDD performance a bit in multitasking scenarios.
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If not, then basically I have no use for IRST, right?
You should install it. If nothing else, it cuts CPU usage by a few % when your HDD is in use.
     
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It can improve the performance of drives connected via. the Intel SATA ports on your mobo, especially SSDs. I am pretty sure it does nothing to contribute to the performance of the Revo drive.
Yo do not need it however.

LOL i totally forgot that revo is PCI-E drive redface.gif
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