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Anyone having troubles with Intel SSD's and Intel SSD Toolbox being unable to detect the drives (and hence, no more TRIM function)? Apparently it's an issue with RST 12.6, as Intel has changed the way the drive(s) are detected in device manager.

If this is true, I think it pretty much precludes myself from the jump to 12.6, as I really need that TRIM function :/ Apparently it's not the SSD Toolbox's "fault", per se, but rather, the driver's fault because it can no longer translate the TRIM command appropriately.

Detailed here:

http://communities.intel.com/thread/41605

Thoughts? Experiences?
post #12 of 79
AFAIK it changed the way the drive was read to SCSI ages ago, not with 12.6 so I don't think that's the reason..
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AFAIK it changed the way the drive was read to SCSI ages ago, not with 12.6 so I don't think that's the reason..
Yep,that was with 11.5 changed .
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IRST 12.6.0.1003 is available from Intel:

EDIT NOTE: Intel has removed IRST 12.6, the link below no longer works!

https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&ProdId=2101&DwnldID=22787&ProductFamily=Software+Products&ProductLine=Chipset+Software&ProductProduct=Intel%C2%AE+Rapid+Storage+Technology+%28Intel%C2%AE+RST%29&lang=eng

The apparent popularity of storage drivers depends upon where your focus is with your PC hardware. SSD enthusiasts that post in this forum try new storage drivers all the time, although the only source of continuously updated storage drivers is Intel. Igor can probably describe the performance and bugs with any IRST driver version from 10.0 to 12.6. biggrin.gif

I just installed IRST 12.6.0.1003, although I've had the installation program for a while but did not try it, since I saw the reports of issues with it and the Intel SSD Toolbox. Just ran the Toolbox Optimizer on Intel 520 and 510 SSDs, and it worked fine, no problems.

I also noticed a decrease in start/boot time, that was obvious even when UEFI booting Windows 8 in Ultra Fast boot mode (pseudo-Hibernate fast booting disabled.)

FWIW, disk drives are not identified as SCSI when using the newer versions of IRST with Windows 8.


Edited by parsec - 6/5/13 at 2:18pm
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Is it possible to have two SSD to use for RST? one for boot drive and one for storage drive? I've been using this ever since I switched to Intel with a Z77 board and been thinking if the possibility of making two SSD for RST is doable
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Thanks Micko, this worked for me as well. thumb.gif
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Can anyone download these drivers and just install them, I have a kingston ssd? I never knew there were driver updates for drive stuff. FYI im a newb regaridn this.
post #18 of 79
These drivers broke SMART for me, i went back to 12.5.0.1066 from Intel site.
Edited by xplode-bg - 6/5/13 at 7:14am
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Originally Posted by esukoto View Post

Is it possible to have two SSD to use for RST? one for boot drive and one for storage drive? I've been using this ever since I switched to Intel with a Z77 board and been thinking if the possibility of making two SSD for RST is doable

 

Yep, because Intel Rapid Storage Technology isn't just for RAID. It's the driver and software for the Intel chipset for the SATA controller.

 

I have two solid state drives set up exactly how you want to do it and it's working because again, RST isn't for RAID; it's mostly just a driver for the Intel-controlled SATA ports.

 

In other words, instead of using msachi.sys, you'll be using iaStor.sys.

 

 

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Can anyone download these drivers and just install them, I have a kingston ssd? I never knew there were driver updates for drive stuff. FYI im a newb regaridn this.

 

Yep, because this is for Intel systems. It's not just for solid state drives either. This is just a driver for Intel-controlled SATA ports; it replaces the generic Microsoft driver known mostly as "msachi.sys". The one you'll be using after installing this is iaStor.sys.

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Can anyone download these drivers and just install them, I have a kingston ssd? I never knew there were driver updates for drive stuff. FYI im a newb regaridn this.

Sure you can download and install the Intel IRST driver, since you have an Intel CPU/chipset board. Don't forget that these drivers are for your board's SATA controller, part of the Z77 chipset. There aren't any drivers to install for individual drives. The IRST driver is used for both AHCI and RAID mode.

You can find the IRST driver for your board on its download page, be sure to select the correct OS. Or you can get it directly from Intel:

https://downloadcenter.intel.com/SearchResult.aspx?lang=eng&ProductFamily=Software+Products&ProductLine=Chipset+Software&ProductProduct=Intel%C2%AE+Rapid+Storage+Technology+%28Intel%C2%AE+RST%29&ProdId=2101&LineId=1090&FamilyId=42

Be sure to select the OS you are using. The only requirement is the SATA mode of the Intel SATA ports must be set to either AHCI or RAID. If you did not install Windows 7 with the SATA mode set to either of these options, you'll need to do a registry update before you can install the IRST driver.
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