You will get the latest official RST drivers, if you join Intel's Download Center (Link: http://downloadcenter.intel.com) and enter the words "Intel Rapid Storage Technology" (without quotation marks).
The newest official RST drivers are v10.6.0.1002, but you should consider, that they do not support Intel ICH8R/ICH8M SATA AHCI Controllers.
I have several drives if it matters, I thought they would all use the same one. I have a X25-M 80G, 320 series 160G, and 510 series 250G.
Is anyone else have a problem finding these or is it just me?
The compatibility of the RST driver does not depend on the drive, but on the Southbridge of the system.
That is crazy to have to type that in to find it, instead of being able to put in your model and bring it up.
Ok the v10.6.0.1002 is for the F6 driver to load during Windows install so do I need the AHCI
I should have mentioned I have Windows 7 64 bit and a Asus Maximus Extreme Z, Z68 chipset. I am not doing Raid.
I do not get their download site....
I saw what I thought was the driver you were referring to yesterday but was going to ask if you could be more specific because there were some that said RAID and some say AHCI and some said nothing. I am assuming I need the AHCI. So when I go to download it today it is not there. There is only RAID, F6 and one that says neither but the version is:
as I already have written, I recommend to install the Intel RST driver v10.6.0.1002.
I am assuming I need the AHCI. So when I go to download it today it is not there. There is only RAID, F6 and one that says neither but the version is:
There is nothing to worry about, because
- all available Intel RST driver packages do support both RAID and AHCI and
- there is no RST driver version 10.6.0.1022. What you have seen is a typo done by Intel while editing the download web site.
You should consider, that the F6 driver package just contans the RAID and AHCI driver and no additional installer. So if you want to update your currently running AHCI driver, you have to do it manually from within the Device Manager.
If you want to get the complete RST installation package containing the 32bit and 64 bit RST drivers v10.6.0.1002 and additionally the RST Console software, you should download it from here:
Don't get irretated regarding the versin number 10.6.0.1022. It is a typo. The correct version of the included drivers ans software is 10.6.0.1002.