The Intel Matrix Storage Manager 8.9 has been replaced by:
Intel Rapid Storage Technology and the current version is 9.6.
64-bit Intel® RST Driver Files
The other thread “Random drive fails with new Rapid Storage Technology 9.6?” that was started after Rapid Storage Technology fixed the problem for most of us here for anyone still have the same problem with Rapid Storage Technology but are not having any problems with Matrix Storage Manager 8.8.
Matrix Storage Manager 8.8 should you need it.
XP Professional SP3
Dual Intel ICH8R RAID 5
3 x ST380811AS 160GB RAID 5 OS
3 x ST3320620AS 640GB RAID 5 Storage
Problem happened on the OS array so far when using Matrix Storage Manager 126.96.36.1993.
Here's what happened I downloaded, installed and rebooted to the newest Matrix Storage Manager 188.8.131.523 then Winkey + L to lock computer over night. The next day a drive failed listed as port 1 in the console I know I should of replaced the drive but I did a rebuild and run a Volume Verification and Repair and got no errors.
Thinking it was fine I Winkey + L to lock computer over night again but the next day a drive failed BUT this time on port 2 in the console!
I have now reinstalled back to Matrix Storage Manager 184.108.40.2069 and rebuilt the array and run a Volume Verification and Repair with no errors and see if a drive fails to night.
So could their be a problem with the new Matrix Storage Manager RAID driver or could my OS array be about to fail?
The only way this will get resolved/looked at is if anyone here that went from Matrix Storage Manager 8.8 to 8.9 with a random drive failure when the drive is fine after going back to 8.8 for a week or more please do report this to Intel here:
Line: Chipset Software
Product: Intel(R) Matrix Storage Manager