PogeyBait, Thank you very much for joining the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology communities.
Please try the following version of the IRST, it fully supports the Intel® Z97 chipset and NVMe’s, it is version 14.8:
Which Windows version are you using?
Please let me know the results of trying the version above.
Any further questions, please let me know.
PogeyBait, Thank you very much for providing that information.
In order to better assist you, could you please explain what do you mean with using the rapid mode on the NVMe?
Is that a feature that belongs to the NVMe itself or to the motherboard?
Any questions, please let me know.