7 Replies Latest reply on Apr 3, 2014 4:55 PM by joe_intel

    No Acceleration with RST, Problem found

    ajb

      Hello everybody,

       

      during the last days, I tracked down the reason why my new Dell Inspiron 7520 with an Intel® SSD 311 Series

      (20GB, mSATA 3Gb/s, 34nm, SLC) did not accelerate how it should; I documente it here :

       

      BIOS-Information :

      0-Dell-Inspiron-7520-BIOS-1.jpg0-Dell-Inspiron-7520-BIOS-2.jpg

      The two drives (HDD and SDD) :

      1-Festplatte-0.jpg1-Festplatte-1.jpg

      Everything looks good until now :

      2-Beschleunigung-aktivieren.jpg3-Beschleunigung-aktivieren.jpg4-Beschleunigung-aktivieren-waiting.jpgwaiting ...

      5-Beschleunigung-aktivieren-result.jpgResult

       

      Also a second try after the suggested reboot did not get the desired success :

      6-Beschleunigung-aktivieren-2nd-try-after reboot.jpg7-Beschleunigung-aktivieren-result-after-60secs.jpg

       

      My System Configuration :

       

      Systembericht

       

      Systeminformationen

      Betriebssystemname:  Microsoft Windows 7 Professional

      Betriebssystemversion:  6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 7601

      Systemname:  SPIRO

      Systemhersteller: Dell Inc.

      Systemmodell:  Inspiron 7520

      Prozessor:  GenuineIntel Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9 2,501  GHz

      BIOS:  Dell Inc., A07

       

      Intel® Rapid Storage-Technologie für Unternehmen Information

      Installiertes Kit: 11.7.0.1013

      Benutzeroberflächenversion: 11.7.0.1013

      Sprache: Deutsch (Deutschland)

      Version des RAID-Erweiterungs-ROMs:  11.0.0.1339

      Treiberversion: 11.7.0.1013

      ISDI-Version:  11.7.0.1013

       

      Speichersysteminformationen

      RAID-Konfiguration

       

      Hardwareinformationen

       

      Controller-Name:  Intel(R) Mobile Express Chipset SATA RAID Controller

      Typ:  SATA

      Modus:  RAID

      Anzahl der SATA-Anschlüsse:  3

      Anzahl der Volumes: 0

      Anzahl der Ersatzlaufwerke:  0

      Anzahl verfügbarer Festplatten:  2

      Neuaufbau nach Hot-Plug:  Deaktiviert

      Hersteller:  32902

      Modellnummer:  10282

      Produktüberarbeitung:  4

      Direkt angeschlossene Festplatte:  WD-WX41E72TJ044

      Direkt angeschlossene Festplatte:  CVLC130100F5020B

       

      Festplatte an/aufController 0, Anschluss 0

      Status:Normal

      Typ:  SATA Festplatte

      Positionstyp:  Intern

      Verwendung: Verfügbar

      Größe:699 GB

      Systemfestplatte:Ja

      Festplatten-Daten-Cache:  Aktiviert

      Command Queuing:  NCQ

      SATA-Übertragungsrate: 3 Gb/s

      Modell: WDC WD7500BPVT-75HXZT3                 

      Seriennummer: WD-WX41E72TJ044

      SCSI Geräte-ID:  0

      Firmware: 03.01A03

      Größe des physischen Sektors:4096 Bytes

      Größe des logischen Sektors:512 Bytes

       

      Festplatte an/aufController 0, Anschluss 1

      Status:Normal

      Typ:  SATA SSD

      Positionstyp:  Intern

      Verwendung: Verfügbar

      Größe:19 GB

      Systemfestplatte:Nein

      Festplatten-Daten-Cache:  Aktiviert

      Command Queuing:  NCQ

      SATA-Übertragungsrate: 3 Gb/s

      Modell: INTEL SSDMAESC020G2                    

      Seriennummer: CVLC130100F5020B

      SCSI Geräte-ID:  1

      Firmware: 2CV102M5

      Größe des physischen Sektors:512 Bytes

      Größe des logischen Sektors:512 Bytes

       

      ATAPI-Gerät anController 0, Anschluss 2

      Positionstyp:  Intern

      SATA-Übertragungsrate: 1,5 Gb/s

      Modell: HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GT80N                 

      Seriennummer: KXLCBH40302

      Firmware: A103   

       

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      System Report

       

      System Information

      OS name:  Microsoft Windows 7 Professional

      OS version:  6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 7601

      System name:  SPIRO

      System manufacturer:  Dell Inc.

      System model:  Inspiron 7520

      Processor:  GenuineIntel Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9 2.501  GHz

      BIOS:  Dell Inc., A07

       

      Intel® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise Information

      Kit installed:  11.7.0.1013

      User interface version:  11.7.0.1013

      Language:  English (United States)

      RAID option ROM version:  11.0.0.1339

      Driver version:  11.7.0.1013

      ISDI version:  11.7.0.1013

       

      Storage System Information

      RAID Configuration

       

      Hardware Information

       

      Controller name:  Intel(R) Mobile Express Chipset SATA RAID Controller

      Type:  SATA

      Mode:  RAID

      Number of SATA ports:  3

      Number of volumes:  0

      Number of spares:  0

      Number of available disks:  2

      Rebuild on Hot Plug:  Disabled

      Manufacturer:  32902

      Model number:  10282

      Product revision:  4

      Direct attached disk:  WD-WX41E72TJ044

      Direct attached disk:  CVLC130100F5020B

       

      Disk on Controller 0, Port 0

      Status:  Normal

      Type:  SATA disk

      Location type:  Internal

      Usage:  Available

      Size:  699 GB

      System disk:  Yes 

      Disk data cache:  Enabled

      Command queuing:  NCQ

      SATA transfer rate: 3 Gb/s

      Model:  WDC WD7500BPVT-75HXZT3                 

      Serial number:  WD-WX41E72TJ044

      SCSI device ID:  0

      Firmware:  03.01A03

      Physical sector size:  4096 Bytes

      Logical sector size:  512 Bytes

       

      Disk on Controller 0, Port 1

      Status:  Normal

      Type:  SATA SSD

      Location type:  Internal

      Usage:  Available

      Size:  19 GB

      System disk:  No

      Disk data cache:  Enabled

      Command queuing:  NCQ

      SATA transfer rate: 3 Gb/s

      Model:  INTEL SSDMAESC020G2                    

      Serial number:  CVLC130100F5020B

      SCSI device ID:  1

      Firmware:  2CV102M5

      Physical sector size:  512 Bytes

      Logical sector size:  512 Bytes

       

      ATAPI device on Controller 0, Port 2

      Location type:  Internal

      SATA transfer rate: 1.5 Gb/s

      Model:  HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GT80N                 

      Serial number:  KXLCBH40302

      Firmware:  A103   

       

       

      I tried the last three versions of RST iata_cd-11.2.0.1006, iata_cd-11.6.0.1030 and iata_cd-11.7.0.1013 - always the same: no acceleration. I reinstalled different NET-Frameworks and tried so many things that I can't count everything here. But I had once a working set, more by accident than by knowledge ... So there might be a bug!

       

      Before I started with a preconfigured MBR-parition of one Windows 7, one Linux and one NTFS-data-partition - done with fdisk under Ubuntu.

      Then I restarted a new Windows 7 reinstallation with only one simple NTFS-partition. And voilá: the RST acceleration did work !!!

      A second Linux Ubuntu partition - all paritions are primary - did not caused the misfunction, but the third partition, the second NTFS-data-partition was the reason.

       

      Dear Intel developers of RST, please try it with 3 primary partitions, 1st Windows 7, 2nd Linux and 3rd a NTFS-partition and improve your software - I suggest that a lot of people are struggling with this Bug. It did cost so much time to track that down. Thank you.

       

      Andreas J. Bathe