1 Reply Latest reply: Feb 26, 2011 8:27 AM by PeterUK RSS

Do you need RAID to use Intel RST?

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I have the following PC config;

Gigabyte EX58-UD5 motherboard which has the X58 Express Chipset

Intel i7 975 @ 3.33Ghz CPU

3 x 2GB RAM

850w PSU

1 x Kingston V Series 128GB SSD

1 x Western Digital Caviar Green 500GB HDD

1 x Western Digital Caviar Green 1000GB HDD

Windows 7 Ultimate 65-bit (installed on SSD)


SATA running in AHCI mode and I do not have RAID set up or selected in my BIOS.


I have been trying to install Intel Rapid Storage Manager but I get (system does not meet minimum requirements, it does not say anywhere that i need RAID to be active but im not sure why I keep getting this message.


I am trying to speed up my SSD which is currently reading @ 115MB/s and the manufacturer says that it should read at 200MB/s and they suggested to install this Manager.





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