We will investigate on this issue and will get back to you as soon as we can.
I miss my fast disk I/O
I really don't want to stay on 8.1 if I have to
Since the ICH10R controller is a mature product it will only support up to version 11.7 is goo to know that works with windows 8.1 with version 14.6 but is not supported you can check the readme file for the 11.7 in the following link: https://downloadmirror.intel.com/22194/eng/readme.txt
In other words is expected to have issues since is not a validated driver for the chipset you are using.
As per Intel® Rapid Storage Technology (Intel® RST) — Supported Chipsets and Controller Hubs my chipset is supported.
Asking me to go back to a driver that's over 2 years old and likely won't work on Win10 - seriously?
If your support page says my chipset is supported then the onus should be on you to investigate and resolve the issue.
11.7 is 9 driver packages ago and I haven't had an issue with any of them up until now.
This post helped with a workaround though https://communities.intel.com/mobile/mobile-access.jspa#jive-content?content=%2Fapi%2Fcore%2Fv3%2Fcontents%2F401006
We never said that it does not support as so can read in the previous answer it it will only support up to version 11.7. The workaround you provided may solve the issue however is not a validated by Intel.
We are glad that is working now
This just can't be the official stance from Intel.
Come on, you're Intel, not any random mobo vendor.
- go to Downloads for Intel® Rapid Storage Technology (Intel® RST)
- filter downloads by Windows 10 operating system
- download and install 18.104.22.1689
The download page for 22.214.171.1249 has a section "This download is valid for the product(s) listed below." with the following link Downloads for Intel® Rapid Storage Technology (Intel® RST) which points to no document in particular... This is poor documenting and there is mean we can figure out upfront installing it is going to damage our Windows 10 setup when running an ICH10 chipset. It instead points me back to Downloads for Intel® Rapid Storage Technology (Intel® RST). The sane move from there is to choose Download How to find Chipset download and support information which is a trail of useless pages, none of which gives the slightest clue installing 126.96.36.1999 is going to bork Windows 10 boot with ICH10 chipsets. Really you should try to navigate your own site to realize what a mess it is.
So please Intel, respond to this inquiry professionally.
s/and there is mean/and there is no mean
So is Intel going to abandon there customers using older motherboards? If so very disappointing! And to think I was going to by that 8 core cpu next year! Come on Intel fix your stuff please! I need to tend to some maintenance on my raid 5 setup. Please help!
Well said gpakosz!
The Intel site is a rabbit warren but at the end of the day the notes for the 14.6 driver say 'ICHR10' supported - Intel® Rapid Storage Technology (Intel® RST) — Supported Chipsets and Controller Hubs. I'm not the only user who has had their Windows detonated by installing this 'supported' driver. Please fix it for the next release Intel!
Just to say I have exactly the same issue (DQ45CB motherboard). Now my mirror (RAID 1) is gone and only IDE mode works. Cannot recover from this problems since friday when I updated to 14.6 in order to control disks matrix under Win10 x64. I reported the issue in two other threads. Till now no answer.
We are working along with engineering to provide you more information about this issue, we will let you know as soon as we have more information.
I'm on ICH10R as well, and I can't install anything beyond 188.8.131.528. It seems it only provides/allows AHCI drivers and no RAID drivers. 14.6 and above keep freezing up on boot. My configuration is RAID 0. And here's the funny part, my motherboard is an EVGA X58 E760 Classified with an upgraded Intel RAID Option ROM of 184.108.40.2060. And it still won't work. So that means they simply cut off driver support at the chipset level- not the option ROM level.
I'm not entirely sure why they would do that. Graphics card companies have unified chipset/GPU drivers. Why would you blow people's OS's out the water simply because you don't feel like incorporating older chipsets. That makes no sense, even for Intel- who has unified drivers for every other chipset they release that isn't RAID related.
I don't know what their problem is, but it looks like I'll be stuck at 220.127.116.118 for awhile, even though they removed the download from their site. Here is another site that carries their older drivers, since Intel blows in that regard.
I have an update. I am on an EVGA Classified x58 E760, and I can't install any driver past 18.104.22.1688. And my bios is updated to the latest intel raid option rom of 22.214.171.1247. There are modified drivers that allow an install for a chipset even when the Intel RST doesn't like it, but the driver blob itself hasn't been modified. And that's what's broken. People can't install the thing no matter what option ROM they have. It's just doesn't seem to work.
BIOS reference: EVGA
Original Driver reference: OneDrive
Modified for Install Driver reference: OneDrive
So here's what's going on. Intel needs to sell CPU's and motherboard chipsets. To do that they take a giant dump on every customer every 6 months for their 5% bump in processing power from whichever Lake named CPU they release next. So, within a given year, you'll have customers on 2(3 for this year) sets of hardware because they can't do anything but repackage the same soap in a different container. They've hit a quantum ceiling. 10 nm is hard.
So while all of this flailing is going on above in Corporate, swapping out entire computers every 6 months, their drivers are actually doing them more harm, in their new born to lose endeavor, than good. It goes against their "Gerbil on a treadmill of pointless upgrades aka I'ma genius!" corporate plan. So I've noticed that after 2 years, your chipset is done for in support. Enterprise computers/servers have bypassed this problem by removing Intel from the equation entirely. They have their own RAID software(Mdadm) and RAID enabled filesystems(ZFS), updated regularly. For example, https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/raid/mdadm/?C=M;O=D. But for the "consumer/techie skim chattle", all we get is this- a clown show:
"Now comes the part where I relieve you, the little people, of the burden of your failed and useless lives. But, as my plastic surgeon always said: if you gotta go, go with a smile."
Every other major company has a "Unified Driver" for their chipsets. Even crap companies from Taiwan have unified drivers for their chipsets. But Intel- everytime they struggle, suddenly- they start charging you to overclock your cpu, and simply don't update your controller drivers- essentially holding your data hostage against an OS upgrade(like Windows 10). Which probably upsets a few people, I'd imagine. If I ever bothered to install that malignant cancerous spyware bundle. In any case, that's where I stand at the moment. I stand to never use software/bios raid on a windows machine again. No more flank straps around my data's balls in this rodeo. I learned the lesson of the little people.