4 Replies Latest reply on Mar 2, 2013 5:34 AM by Joost

    Alternative for RST driver 11.5.0.1207

    Joost

      Hello,

      I noticed - like others bedore me - that the RST driver 11.5.0.1207 has a memory leak.

      i'm looking for an alternative driver to run on my system under Windows 8.

      Can't find a driver on the download page whose requirements my system meets.

      Asus p8B75-M (i.e. B75 chipset)

      running in Ahci mode

      Inteli3-3225

      SSD Intel 520 120 GB

      HDD WD Blue 1 TB

      Can anyone help me out? I'd like to get rid of that leak.

      Can I maybe uninstall the current driver and revert back to MS driver? Don't know how...

       

      EDIT: the leak is with the process IAStorDataMgrSvc.exe, it's allocated 700MB as we speak :-( time to reboot)

       

      Greets,

      Joost

        • 1. Re: Alternative for RST driver 11.5.0.1207
          katoda

          What about RST 11.7.0.1013 ? I'm using them under Windows8 64bit without any problems.

          Download Center

          • 2. Re: Alternative for RST driver 11.5.0.1207
            Joost

            HI thx for your reply.

            That driver is listed as a RAID driver, I'm not running RAID, but Ahci.

            I think I need a special Aci driver, right?

            • 3. Re: Alternative for RST driver 11.5.0.1207
              katoda

              It contains both types of drivers, RAID and AHCI. Have a look on Readme:

               

              * 1. OVERVIEW

              ************************************************************

              Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology is designed to provide

              functionality for the following Storage Controllers:

                RAID Controllers:

                - Intel(R) Desktop/Workstation/Server Express Chipset SATA RAID Controller

                - Intel(R) Mobile Express Chipset SATA RAID Controller 

                - Intel(R) ICH7MDH SATA RAID Controller

                - Intel(R) ICH7R/DH SATA RAID Controller 

                

                AHCI Controllers:

                - Intel(R) 7 Series/C216 Chipset Family SATA AHCI Controller

                - Intel(R) 7 Series Chipset Family SATA AHCI Controller

                - Intel(R) Desktop/Workstation/Server Express Chipset SATA AHCI Controller

                - Intel(R) Mobile Express Chipset SATA AHCI Controller

                - Intel(R) 5 Series/3400 Series SATA AHCI Controller

                - Intel(R) 5 Series 4 Port SATA AHCI Controller

                - Intel(R) 5 Series 6 Port SATA AHCI Controller

                - Intel(R) ICH10D/DO SATA AHCI Controller

                - Intel(R) ICH10R SATA AHCI Controller

                - Intel(R) ICH9M-E/M SATA AHCI Controller

                - Intel(R) ICH7M/MDH SATA AHCI Controller

                - Intel(R) ICH7R/DH SATA AHCI Controller

              • 4. Re: Alternative for RST driver 11.5.0.1207
                Joost

                Not so sure that driver works for AHCI, it explicitly mentions RAID in its name, and not AHCI.

                Under "Detailed Description" there's also no mention of AHCI, and specific info on RAID.

                To me the readme text you quote looks like a general description of RST that's included with every RST driver, AHCI or RAID.

                But...I found another driver:

                Download Center

                This one has AHCI in its name, it's version 11.6.0.1030.

                I installed it and and it seems to work! And no memory leak.

                It says in the description: "valid for:" and then some specific boards.

                The first one is an Intel B75 board - and since I have an Asus B75 board I thought let's try this driver.

                So I'm marking this as answered, thx for your replies!