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Just got a brand new SSD (no RAID), and I'm trying to install drivers after a fresh install of Win 7. When trying to install the latest Intel® Rapid Storage Technology drivers, it says:
Quote:
The computer does not meet the minimum requirements to install the driver

According to Intel (http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&ProdId=2101&DwnldID=19607&ProductFamily=Chipsets&ProductLine=Chipset+Software&ProductProduct=Intel%c2%ae+Rapid+Storage+Technology&lang=eng), my system should be compatible with this, no? I have an Asus P6T (X58) motherboard and it should work.

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This download is valid for the product(s) listed below. Intel® 3 Series Chipsets
Intel® 4 Series Chipset
Intel® 5 Series Chipset
Intel® 5000P Chipset
Intel® 5000V Chipset
Intel® 5000X Chipset
Intel® 6 Series Chipset
Intel® 945 Express Chipset Family
Intel® 955X Express Chipset
Intel® 965 Express Chipset Family
Intel® 975X Express Chipset
Intel® E7230 Chipset
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology
Intel® X58 Express Chipset
Mobile Intel® 4 Series Express Chipset Family
Mobile Intel® 5 Series Chipset
Mobile Intel® 6 Series Chipset
Mobile Intel® 910GML Express Chipset
Mobile Intel® 915 Express Chipset Family
Mobile Intel® 945 Express Chipset Family
Mobile Intel® 965 Express Chipset Family



In my mobo's manual it says "Intel Matrix Storage", but after some research, I found that Intel changed their names:

http://www.intel.com/support/chipsets/imsm/sb/CS-031456.htm
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ntel® Rapid Storage Technology
Product name change




The name of this software has evolved over time to better align with the product feature set.

This list shows the product name change, from current to past versions:

Intel® Rapid Storage Technology (current software)
Intel® Matrix Storage Manager 5.0 - 8.9
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (or Intel® Matrix Storage Technology software)
Intel® Application Accelerator 1.0 - 4.5
Intel® Application Accelerator RAID Edition


Shouldn't this be installing??
Edited by i7monkey - 4/20/11 at 8:44pm
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It requires AHCI mode to be enabled, and it also requires the SSD to be connected to one of the Intel-controlled ports.

So it's not only for RAID. smile.gif
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post #3 of 15
You should be able to install the drivers in any case. Weird that it gives you that message. Not sure, but try installing "INF Update Utility" first from Intel.

Then Rapid Storage Technology
Edited by XSCounter - 4/21/11 at 5:27am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by XSCounter;13213917 
You should be able to install the drivers in any case. Weird that it gives you that message. Not sure, but try installing "INF Update Utility" first from Intel.

Then Rapid Storage Technology
Actually, if AHCI mode is not enabled, then this message appears. That's because it requires AHCI mode to be enabled in order to function. So, enabling AHCI mode first is required before attempting to install Intel's Rapid Storage Technology driver.
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post #5 of 15
What TC said. No AHCI = No IASTOR.
post #6 of 15
Got it! Sorry for confusion, my bad.
post #7 of 15
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Originally Posted by TwoCables;13216133 
Actually, if AHCI mode is not enabled, then this message appears. That's because it requires AHCI mode to be enabled in order to function. So, enabling AHCI mode first is required before attempting to install Intel's Rapid Storage Technology driver.

It's weird, because AHCI is enabled in the bios, and it was enabled the prior to installing Win 7 confused.gif

Do I have to install this? Or can I just use Windows' native AHCI drivers? I'm so confused on how to fix this frown.gif
Edited by i7monkey - 4/21/11 at 11:29am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by i7monkey;13217094 
It's weird, because AHCI is enabled in the bios, and it was enabled the prior to installing Win 7 confused.gif

Do I have to install this? Or can I just use Windows' native AHCI drivers? I'm so confused on how to fix this frown.gif
It's not a required driver, however it can provide superior performance over Microsoft's generic AHCI driver.

So I'm guessing at this point that it depends on which port the SSD is connected to which may be why it's not able to install. I don't know.
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post #9 of 15
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TwoCables;13217955 
It's not a required driver, however it can provide superior performance over Microsoft's generic AHCI driver.

So I'm guessing at this point that it depends on which port the SSD is connected to which may be why it's not able to install. I don't know.

I'll try switching the port to another and see if it detects it.

You're a great help by the way TwoCables smile.gif

If anyone has any other advice or opinions, I'd love to hear it.
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I tried using my Asus mobo CD to install drivers, but it came up with this:

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I couldn't even load up the menu program to select which drivers I can install. Why is this doing this? It worked perfectly fine under Vista 64, why not 7 64?
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