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You dont need the the RST package to enable the write caching.

With Win7 it was known that in the device manager under the RAID array disk that it shows the check box checked for write caching but it is indeed not enabled.

To enable it you uncheck the box then click Ok at the bottom, Then go back in and checkmark it and click Ok once again.

Walla !, Write caching enabled wink.gif
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@ Garik:
We are speaking about different things:
  • You mean Write Caching - can be enabled with all SATA modes from within the Device Manager.
  • I mean Write-Back Caching - can only be enabled in RAID mode from within the RST Console.
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Then how come when I tested my above post it then enabled the RST RAID write-back caching within the RST software ? At least I think thats what I remember it doing.
Edited by garikfox - 8/11/13 at 2:20pm
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Then how come when I tested my above post it then enabled the RST RAID write-back caching within the RST software ?
I bet, that you had enabled that RST Console feature at any time previously. The Write-Back Caching setting will stay enabled forever until you do a secure erase of the SSDs.
It seems possible for me, that enabling the Write-Back Caching setting only has an effect, as long as the Write Caching has been set to "Enabled".
Edited by Fernando 1 - 8/11/13 at 2:31pm
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Yes, but don't forget to uninstall the previously running RST Software before you update the driver.
Because the RST Services are running by default in the background and are using some resources. You can verify it by running the MSCONFIG command.

Oh ok. So technically the RST software's features are only useful for RAID systems and never for AHCI?

Which particular entry in the device manager needs to be updated with the x64 driver?
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I never use the RST software for a AHCI system, I just use the pre-install x64 drivers.

Pre-install as in using F6?
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Yeah the small pre-install drivers, When I install windows I choose Load Driver from my USB stick.
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Yeah the small pre-install drivers, When I install windows I choose Load Driver from my USB stick.

Oh ok. And when you upgrade when there's a newer version, you just use Device manager? Which entry/entries do we need to upgradr in device manager?
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And when you upgrade when there's a newer version, you just use Device manager? Which entry/entries do we need to upgradr in device manager?
Open the section "IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers" and do a right click onto the listed "AHCI Controller", then choose the option "Update Driver Software" and navigate to the suitable INF file (name: iaAHCI.inf or iaAHCIC.inf), which is within the extracted driver folder.
The AHCI Controller is the only device, which has to get the updated driver.
Edited by Fernando 1 - 8/11/13 at 10:45pm
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Open the section "IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers" and do a right click onto the listed "AHCI Controller", then choose the option "Update Driver Software" and navigate to the suitable INF file (name: iaAHCI.inf or iaAHCIC.inf), which is within the extracted driver folder.
The AHCI Controller is the only device, which has to get the updated driver.

Got it. How about the iaStorAC.inf file, is that for RAID?
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Got it. How about the iaStorAC.inf file, is that for RAID?
Yes!
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