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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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Windows 11 won't start after uninstalling Intel RST driver

While trying to create a dual boot, I uninstalled Intel RST in the Device Manager. Big mistake, now I have a blue screen when booting my Windows 11. I discovered later that I needed to press Ctrl+S in ...
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RAID5 failure but drives are OK. 2 of 5 drives "failed" simultaneously. How to restore? Windows 11, Intel RST

I have two drives in my RST RAID5 drive registered as "unknown" and thus the RAID5 array with 5 drives reports as "failed". Windows 11 Pro 23H2, Intel RST (Intel Optane Memory and ...
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RAID5 (3xHard-Disk) status FAILED suddenly, what should do?

There is a data server in a PC case just for purpose of synchronization and sharing data in a local network that is running 24/7 except in case of power outages. I did not install the RAID ...
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Turn off Intel RST for Ubuntu installation

I was trying to install ubuntu 20.04 version, but I was warned to turn off RST. I've looked for a lot of solutions, and they said I should change the SATA settings in BIOS setup. But there is no SATA-...
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Windows 10/11 AHCI Broken After Intel RST

I have a bizarre situation. I bought an ASUS Maximus XII Hero and installed Windows on it with the hardware controller set to AHCI in the BIOS; it worked. I then installed the Intel RST driver in ...
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How to unlock HP BIOS advanced option

My HP Pavilion laptop's BIOS is locked out by the manufacturer, preventing me from installing Linux. In the past,when I attempted to install Linux on my other laptop I had to turn off Intel RST and ...
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BitLocker on Intel RST RAID controller?

I have mirror RAID based on Intel Rapid Storage Technology. I want to use BitLocker on RAIDed, non-system partition. The general BitLocker rule is "Hardware RAIDs are supported, software RAIDs ...
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How do I install linux on a laptop without AHCI support?

I bought a new laptop (DELL p115g) that only has RST/Raid as options for the disk controller, no AHCI, and when I attempt to install either Solus or Ubuntu the disk is not detected, presumably due to ...
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Unable to replace faulty harddrive to rebuild the Raid 1 Array (intel RST Raid 1)

we have HP server HP ProLiant ML10 Gen 9 with Ubuntu 20.04.4 LTS. We have enabled Raid 1 array for two HDD sized 2TB using Intel RST Raid configuration (which is an fake/firmware raid). Now my goal is ...
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Is it possible to create a RAID from only partial disk?

We have a dual boot system where we install firmare on two partitions, additionally we have a data partition. We have two disks on the system and I wonder if we can create a raid for the data ...
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Does Intel RST Smart Response work with a PCIe drive coupled with a SATA HDD?

I purchased a laptop 2 years ago with a 128GB SATA M2 SSD (for the OS) with a 2TB SATA mechanical drive. From factory it was installed with an Intel RST configuration that accelerated the mechanical ...
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Clean Windows install on Lenovo M720q with M.2 drive

I was playing around with the computer mentioned in the topic. The play ended up with wiped hard drive. I used to have there VMWare ESX installed. Now I wish I return to Windows. I have downloaded Win ...
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How can I turn off Intel RST without losing all my data?

I am trying to install Linux on my computer that already has stock Windows 10 on it. The Ubuntu installer asks me to disable Intel Rapid Storage Technology. The only way I have found to disable RST is ...
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Ubuntu installation with Intel RST

I am currently using an ASUS VivoBook S15 (S530FN). My laptop came with a 1TB HDD and Intel Optane Memory, that I have changed with a 256GB NVMe SSD. So actually I have a 256 GB SSD (with Windows 10 ...
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Lenovo P71 Windows 10 Pro Upgrade from 20H2 to 21H1 fails with Intel RST: The inbox storage driver iastora.sys doesn't work on these systems

Trying to upgrade Windows 10 Pro from 20H2 to 21H1, actually trying to fix another issue (Lenovo P71 (Windows 10, NVidia M620 graphics card) with an external Dell U3818DW 21:9 monitor changes ...
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Intel RST makes SSD disappear in Linux

I use Windows primarily, recently I tried to boot to live Linux USB for some stuff, and noticed that Linux cannot see my NVME SSD, although it can access the SATA SSD just fine. Then I noticed that, ...
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Can I lose Windows Partition if switching from RST to AHCI?

If I have a single SSD connected in RST mode (No RAID configured), is there a chance that I lose data in my main partition if I switch to AHCI? I'm wanting to reinstall Windows 10 on my machine after ...
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RAID1 default disk capacity is lesser than the disk sizes. Any ideas? Intel RRAID Storage Technology - RAIDfrom Bios

Here the screenshots I think they explains everything The disks are advertised as 1 TB and the real size of the disks are 931.5 GB I have installed Windows Server without RAID setup for ...
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Lenovo Legion 7i not booting after RAID 1 setup

I'm trying to get RAID 1 setup on a new Lenovo Legion 7i laptop using the RAID feature in the BIOS. After I create the RAID 1 volume using Intel Rapid Storage Technology, I add the two disks to the ...
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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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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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