Questions tagged [intel-rst]

Use for questions pertaining to Intel's Rapid Storage Technology and/or its features, which include Intel Matrix RAID, Intel Rapid RAID and Intel Smart Response Technology (also called SSD Caching). If your question is about Intel Rapid Start Technology, use the [intel-rapid-start] tag.

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Intel RST driver downgrade safely?

I have an old z68 system using intel rst, configured with 2 HD in raid 1 and accelerated with an ssd. Through a failed upgrade of win10 from 1903 to 2004, I had to break the raid and acceleration to ...
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Is Intel ESRT2 Software-RAID?

I have 2 options for configuring RAID at the UEFI level. Intel ESRT 2 and Intel VROC which is the successor to Intel RST (rapid start). I know Intel RST and thus VROC (which is present on non server ...
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Tried to dual-boot ubuntu and win10, got RST error, switched to AHCI and now windows won't boot

I decided to dual boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu 20.04.1 (UEFI, Dell Inspiron 3583), and got myself a USB flash drive to do so. Shortly into the install, I got an error about RST needing to be changed to ...
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why can't I use my whole 1TB HDD when I enabled Intel RST

I'm have a few problems here. I have 1TB HDD and a 256GB SSD and I want to use Intel RST on them, but right from the BIOS before I apply changes I can only use 477GB of capacity. I want to use my SSD ...
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Warning when trying to change boot mode to AHCI

When I try to change boot mode in my laptop to AHCI, it gives me such warning: I need this change to dual-boot Linux with Windows. I have one non-RAID NVMe SSD. Thanks for help
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How to safely disable Intel Rapid Storage Technology in UEFI BIOS? [duplicate]

I wanted to dual-boot Ubuntu Linux 20.04 with Windows 10, but Linux said that I change mode from RST to AHCI in BIOS. I have one non-RAID disk, also there is an Intel RST controller installed on ...
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How can I safely disable Intel RST?

I want to dual-boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu 20.04. But I can't do it because I have Intel RST on. So how can I turn it off without causing any harm to system? I have Lenovo IdeaPad laptop, which has one ...
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Can't install Linux Mint with Intel RST Premium turned on

I want to dual-boot linux on my ASUS X512FA laptop, but when booting into Linux Mint from my USB, it doesn't detect my SSD at all. I've read that Linux doesn't work with Intel RST Premium, so I ...
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Rebuild RST Fake RAID on dual boot system

I installed Ubuntu 18.04 as a second OS on a computer which had Windows 7 already installed. The computer had an Intel RST FakeRAID level 5. After a good deal of messing around, I finally followed the ...
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Rebuild Intel Rapid Storage RAID 10

I recently moved and decided to transport my hard drives separately from the rest of my computer (to avoid hard drive vibration damage). Unfortunately, I forgot the order the drives were in and now ...
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How to change safely storage controller mode from RST to AHCI in Windows 10?

can you please hint me to a solution. I try to change the storage "controller mode" in Windows 10. Currently it is set in my Bios/UEFI to RST mode. I like to change it to AHCI. Is it right that AHCI ...
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Intel RST RAID volume persists after disabling RST in firmware and after uninstalling RST driver?

Edit: recap: RST has been disabled in the firmware settings, RST driver has been uninstalled from Windows and the disks have been unpartitioned individually in Linux. Yet, Windows treats two disks as ...
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Updating to Windows 10, version 1903 still fails after required Intel RST update

Part way through the update to Windows 10 Version 1903 I get the error message If your device has an Intel® RST driver version between 15.1.0.1002 and 15.5.2.1053 installed, it cannot install the ...
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How do install Windows and Ubuntu in my SSD alongside with Ubuntu in 1TB drive?

I need to install Windows and Ubuntu on my SSD. I have 1TB drive with Ubuntu that is working fine for me. Whenever I try to change controller mode to RST to AHCI, it gives a warning that your drive ...
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What to do to be able to switch from SATA mode AHIC -> RAID RST in Linux and Windows?

I have the following MOBO https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/RAMPAGE_IV_EXTREME/ and the hardware configuration: Main SSD disk #1 with Ubuntu 18.04 x64 on 6G SATA connector. Main SSD disk #2 with ...
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How can I move the location of my ESP to a secondary drive? (Windows 10)

Currently, I am attempting a dual boot installation of Windows + Linux, but I am encountering issues with Intel RST. Apparently, it's complex to get linux to be able to access an RST RAID ...
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Best data security cache settings in windows Intel Rapid Storage Technology for Raid 1 and Raid 0

I have raid 0 - 2 x SSD - used as windows disk raid 1 - 2 x 4 TB storage - used as data backup extremely important I am rather interested in best data security and reliability rather than speed ...
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Dell XPS 15 (9550) dual SSD

I recently opened up my Dell XPS 15 9550 to blow out some of the dust, and was surprised by the presence of an empty SATA bay next to the smaller 56 Whr battery. I only opted for the 256GB M.2 drive ...
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NVMe Drive not Detected on Linux

I am running Kali Linux and it won't see my NVMe m2 drive If I turn off Intel rapid storage technology in the bios then it will work but i will no be able to use windows anymore. Any way to fix this? ...
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Can I benefit from Intel Rapid Storage Technology Somehow with this setup?

I have laptop Msi GV62 7RD with 2 disks. SSD 1x M.2 x2 && HDD 1x 2.5" SATA HDD So basicly 1TB HDD Sata + 128GB M.2 SSD My operating system (Windows 10 Pro) is installed on the M.2 SSD ...
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Setup and configuration of Intel RST on Asus motherboard

On boot there is no Intel RST screen that allows me to press Ctrl+i. However, the SATA mode has been set to Intel RST and ROM Messages are enabled. The Intel RST drivers are installed and Windows 10 ...
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Should I disable “Delayed Launcher” in my startup programs?

What exactly does this program do? I know it's there because my PC has Intel Rapid Storage Technology which makes storage faster, but why does it need to add a "Delayed Launcher" program at startup. ...
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How do I image an existing Win 7 32bit system into an Intel Rapid Storage Technology RAID 1?

Attempting to convert an existing Win 7 32bit system into an Intel raid. Current Process: Boot to non raid drive and install Intel raid drivers. Use minitool to migrate OS to separate drive. Enable ...
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Sata3 port count on modern intel chipsets - has been 8 or 10, now 6. Is there something I'm missing?

I'm comparing modern chipsets - my workstation is a top-end Ivy Bridge era X79 platform. While it's still near the top-end for performance, one area it's showing its age is the connectivity in the ...
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No Accelerate function on Intel Rapid Storage window

I also have an issue to use Intel RST, the accelaration button does not appear to use a part of a SSD as cache for another disk. Ive got 2 disks: SSD with Windows 10 HD with Data Want the Data to be ...
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Laptop freezing with screen tearing after SSD migration(NOT BSOD)

I have an Asus Zenboox UX32VD laptop. Using Intel RST, I migrated the SSDs into a single volume( I regret doing this), after that my laptop started acting strange. First of all, the laptop got ...
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M.2 SSD disappeared from Windows, can't install Windows 10 version 1703

I have a new Fujitsu D957, which comes as standard with an M.2 SSD. The company I bought it from have added, at my request, two SATA SSDs and configured them in RAID-1, and made Windows 10 Pro boot ...
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Intel® RST Mirror data

Something broke my mirror RAID(1). I ended up with two disks in windows that was not synced. How do a create a new mirror raid from an HDD with data on it. I dont want a blank new mirror raid. I want ...
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RAID hardware upgrade without reinstalling Windows?

I'm going to upgrade from Asus P5Q Pro (P45 chipset) motherboard to Asus Prime H270M-Plus (H270 chipset) motherboard. Currently, Windows 10 boots off RAID1, made with two hard disks (using Intel ...
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How do you install Windows drivers without having access to Windows?

I've been trying to fix my girlfriend's laptop, and her issue seemed to be pretty tough to tackle. I consistently receive the BSOD error: driver irql not less or equal (iastora.sys) before I'm ...
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Running AHCI breaks SMART monitors?

I'm running this Intel H77 motherboard and Win7x64. I had BIOS configured to run SATA in IDE mode, so Intel RST was complaining. I just switched BIOS to run AHCI and updated the RST drivers, and now ...
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Samsung SSD: GParted can see, partition and format but Win7 won't initialize disk (CRC error)

I have a 240GB Samsung SSD830. Pulled from working PC. Up to date firmware. On attaching to 2nd working PC, Win7 states disk must be initialized, but fails with CRC error when attempting to do so, ...
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4HDDs in RAID 10 One specific disk becomes degraded during every reboot. Is the disk bad? Smartmoontools information included

So this all began about 6 months ago when I swapped in a new motherboard. The RAID had previously been my main drive that I booted into. I upgraded cpus which meant a mobo upgrade, and along with that ...
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Can Intel SRT on one SATA channel accelerate a separate SSD on another channel?

My laptop can house both a 2.5" drive and an mSATA card. I have a SSD in the 2.5" slot already with enough capacity for my needs, if I added a 64GB mSATA card would I get faster system performance by ...
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Intel RST/SRT + SSD cache: RAID

I'm curious. Is it possible to use Intel RST/SRT to do: RAID 1: SSD cache, composed of say 256 GB × 2 SSD configured as write-back RAID 1: HD subsystem, composed of say 4 TB × 2 HD Such that the ...
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How can I reinstall the Intel RST (Rapid Storage Technology) management software?

I recently reinstalled Windows 10 on my desktop PC which has a RAID array set up on the onboard Intel controller. The array is working properly, and I have the latest Intel RST driver installed, but ...
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How to upgrade from Windows 7 to 10 on hardware RAID?

I have a friend with a desktop PC who wishes to upgrade it from Windows 7 to Windows 10. The older OS is installed on a hardware RAID-10 array on the motherboard's built in Intel Rapid Storage card (...
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After Windows 10 upgrade, how do you view the status of your RAID array?

So I have a Windows-7 machine with RAID-1 array (Intel RAID-Controller provided by motherboard "Intel ICH10R"). With Windows-7, I used to check the RAID array by starting "Intel Matrix Storage ...
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How to clear RAID “Error Occurred(0)” member disk message?

I had a bad SATA cable which caused an "Error Occurred(0)" message to appear on one of the member disks. I replaced the cable and everything works fine now, but the message remains and the RAID logon ...
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How do I rename a physical disk in windows 7?

I have two hdd that were part of a IRST raid 1 array. The pc failed and I have repurposed the drives. The drives are no longer involved in a raid array. The drives had three partitions, I've tossed ...
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Bootable RAID1 on Intel Z170 RST with 2 x SSD Samsung 950 Pro NVME M.2 for Linux

I'm trying to assemble a bootable RAID1 for Linux on ASRock Z170 Extreme 7+ with 2 x SSD Samsung 950 Pro NVME connected directly to M.2 ports using Intel Rapid Storage Technology in UEFI. I was ...
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What is the difference between iRST Raid 1 and Intel Rapid Recover Technology?

What is the difference between iRST Raid 1 and Intel Rapid Recover Technology ? Intel wrotes: " It uses RAID 1 (mirroring) functionality to copy data from a designated master drive to a designated ...
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Re-installing Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology driver

I just updated the BIOS on my MSI motherboard to the latest version without really thinking about the repercussions. I had the BIOS version of Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology Driver installed on my ...
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SSD TRIM support on RAID-1 array through Intel RST

I'm making the jump from HDDs to SSDs on my home desktop, and I'd like to retain a basic level of redundancy (RAID-1) like what I have with my HDDs. Right now, I'm using Intel's RAID controller on my ...
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How do I fix the system tray icon for Intel Rapid Storage Technology?

I have the Intel Rapid Storage Technology icon enabled: But I don't get it in my system tray. I am not in Safe Mode. The problem is when it starts verifying my RAID array and I have no way of knowing!...
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How do I disable Intel Rapid Storage Technology?

After googling for a long time, I also posted this question on Quora but I'm not sure I'll get an answer. So sorry for double posting this question. I have a very nice MSI gaming laptop with a 250GB ...
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Can Intel RST in RAID5 configuration be used for Windows boot drive?

I'm planning to build a new computer, motherboard will be based on X99 chipset. I'd like to set up 4 SSDs in RAID5 configuration, and use that volume for Windows boot. Is it possible now? Can I ...
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How to bypass the message “There is a pending reboot for this product” when trying to re-install Intel RST

I have to re-install my SATA driver, but I cannot run the setup application. Upon launch, it immediately fails with an error "There is a pending reboot for this product", yet no amount of rebooting ...
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Intel RST driver - magic performance boost (only) up till version 11.2.0?

what's the magic behind the massive write speed performance boost by intel RST drivers up till and including version 11.2.0? i have done some performance measurements of my application that is extreme ...
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Parity errors after verify with Intel RST

I have Intel RST RAID 1 running on a Windows 7 machine. I have it set to do a verify and repair every week. I frequently notice parity errors, some weeks over 100 for a 1 TB RAID 1 array. I've ...