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Please bear in mind latest Intel® Rapid Storage software is compatible for PCH controllers, your motherboard is ICH7R.
The latest storage software is Intel(R) Matrix Storage Manager 8.9
About dual boot issue, I would recommend waiting any other community member to post recommendations for your issue.
Many thanks for your recent posting. That was very helpful.
I had been under the impression that Intel "Rapid Storage Technology" was merely a name change from "Intel Matrix Storage Technology" which tool effect from version 9.5 and that Intel RST remained compatible with ICH7R controllers - the following Intel link seems to indicate this is the case Intel® Rapid Storage Technology (Intel® RST) — Supported chipsets and controller hubs
Is the information in this link wrong - or have I misinterpreted in it in some way?
At present, the XP Pro 32 bit partition has the iastor.sys driver and is on version 220.127.116.116 and the Win 7 Pro 64 bit partition has the iastorv.sys driver and is on version 18.104.22.1684 - which I gather will be the default Windows driver installed when I installed Win 7.
From what you say, the latest driver that I could use would be Intel MST 22.214.171.1243 and it sounds as if I ought to try re-installing that driver to replace the current driver on the XP partition (if it will accept an older driver as a replacement); and, then, install the same driver on the Win 7 partition, which should then also have the additional benefit of installing the Windows user interface for the RAID system on the Win 7 partition to match that on the XP partition.
That way, both OS have the same driver and all the drivers support both the relevant operating system and the ICH7R chipset.
I would be interested in any comments.
The information on the link is correct, for compatibility issues you need to load a compatible version for your chipset model.
Yes, you need to use version 8.9 for both operating systems, again, for compatibility reasons.
Many thanks for your recent posting.
As you suggest,I have now installed Intel Matrix Storage Manager 126.96.36.1993 driver in both XP and Win 7 partitions and all seems to be well.
However, I noticed that, although when I installed it on the Win 7 partition it also installed the Matrix Storage Manager Windows interface, it didn't replace the previously-installed Rapid Storage Technology Windows interface when I installed it on the XP partition.
Does it matter which Windows interface is used?
Could I uninstall one using Windows Control Panel and then install a later version without mishap?
Checking through the list of additional Intel Rapid Storage Technology downloads leading off from the link you provided, 188.8.131.523 certainly looks like the best of the bunch with ICH7R support and also support for both Windoews XP Pro and Windows 7 Pro 64 bit; but there do seem to be other downloads available for Rapid Storage Technology that, on the face of it, might also work.
For instance, I have used RST 184.108.40.2064 in the past and the information on the download page states that this is suitable for a D945GNT board and, also, support Windows XP Pro and Windows 7 64 bit.
As it's a later version than 220.127.116.113, would it be a good idea to use it?
See this link:
All comments gratefully appreciated.
I have now installed Intel Rapid Storage Technoloy 18.104.22.1684 on both Windows XP Pro 32 bit and Windows 7 Pro 64 bit partitions and all seems to be well.
I used Windows Control Panel to uninstall existing user interfaces to MST or RST so that the installation of 22.214.171.1244 also installed the 126.96.36.1994 Windows user interface on both partitions.
All now seems to be well and that seems to resolve the issue.
Thanks for the update.