1 Reply Latest reply on Aug 6, 2011 1:47 PM by smargh

    Best Practice for installing storage drivers SSD and HP Elitebook

    DutchDelight

      Hi Everyone,

       

      I hope you can get me some advice what to do best in this scenario :

       

      Within a couple of days i'm going to install a HP Elitebook Workstation 8740w for my work. This notebook is equipped with a Intel QM57 Chipset.

       

      When i get this portable first thing i do is to replace the sata-hdd with a SSD 320-series 120 Gb version, and add a second drive (WD Scorpio Blue 640Gb), and install W7 x64 Pro on the Primairy SSD, Data and other tooling i install on the Secondary WD Drive. Also i will upgrade the memory to 16 Gb.

       

      I'm some confused about which storage-drivers i need to use for this portable for installation later on in combination with the storage i will use.

       

      When i checked the latest HP drivers for this specific notebook, they are talking about the Intel Matrix Storage Manager Driver Release 8.9.8.1005

       

      http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=nl&prodTypeId=321957&prodSeriesId=4138087&prodNameId=4137878&swEnvOID=4059&swLang=13&mode=2&taskId=135&swItem=ob-85204-1

       

      But when i checked the latest Intel drivers for this controller they talk about the Intel Driver Release 10.6.0.1022

       

      http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&ProdId=2101&DwnldID=20215&ProductFamily=Chipsets&ProductLine=Chipset+Software&ProductProduct=Intel%c2%ae+Rapid+Storage+Technology&lang=eng

       

      Are these two drivers diiferent from each other? Must i install both of them or not, and in wich phase of the W7 installation is it best to do this driver-installation?

       

      Thanks in advance for any comments !

      Regards

      Eric