On the RST 188.8.131.524 download page it reads:
"This download is also valid for the products listed below. Use the links below for additional product downloads:
On Newegg, the specifications for that motherboard board lists:
North Bridge Intel X58
South Bridge Intel ICH10R
So, it apparently can work for the X58 chipset at least on that motherboard.
I have the Asus P6T Deluxe v1 with X58 so I'll be taking her out for a test drive real soon...
You don't need a floppy - unless you are installing say, XP, with AHCI mode.
The 'F6' drivers are a legacy thing when you needed to hit F6 on bootup in order to provide the drivers for the controller. These days, with vista and 7 onwards, you can install them during setup using the menu system and simply by using the 'load driver' during setup and pointing it to a flash drive with the drivers on it.
If you already have an existing installation, then upgrading is simple. Just download the relevant drivers zip (64bit/32bit) and use device manager to point the existing AHCI controller to the driver folder. Alternatively I think the new package includes an installer option which has both architectures, and i think installs a software manager for managing the drives. Intel download center is not responding for me at the moment, so I assume they've got all three available (32 bit 'floppy', 64bit 'floppy' and the installer option).
Wish we could get it. Intel downloads have been unavailable for the last 4 hrs. No response from the server. Or there are a gazillion people trying to download all at the same time. Will be nice to finally put this trim stuff to rest and still use the good intel drivers instead of the slow windows 7 ahci one. After the new rst is intalled will there be any reason to run the SSD toolbox any more?
not sure about the RAID component.. I'm a single SSD user here. I'd assume so given the title of the download though.
rick7653, over the past month or so when i've been downloading quite frequently from the download center, I have noticed it's been unavailable for some times, but just give it a while and it usually comes back. I don't think the server is being overloaded from people queueing to download the RST driver... there's like, what, 10 of us?
Also, i've found that the 7 AHCI driver is quite fast for what it is. Take vista's default AHCI... now there's a slow driver
Provided this official RST release supports TRIM (and given it's been mentioned through unofficial comment that starting with the 9.6 branch, it will) then yeah, there's no reason to run the SSD toolbox optimiser - you may still want to run the toolbox however to keep tabs on your drive.
Some searching and I found these. Enjoy.
Intel Rapid Storage Technology (RAID) driver version 184.108.40.2064 software:
F6 driver diskette for Windows 32-bit editions:
F6 driver diskette for Windows 64-bit editions: