05-23-2012 11:49 PM
My laptop is LENOVO ideaPad z570. I dont have RAID configuration, and do i really need this software as it is running in background will it help in anyway related to performance of my SATA harddisk or reduce power consumption?
My config: Lenovo ideapad z570, intel core i5 2430 2nd gen processor, 8GB DDR3 RAM, 750GB HDD (5400rpm), 2GB Nvidia GT540M GPU, windows 7 ultimate 64bit, 6cell battery.
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05-24-2012 12:51 AM - edited 05-24-2012 12:52 AM
You should always install the latest version even if you don't use RAID as it contains the drivers for the SATA Controller which is responsible for HDD/SSD operation. Installing the latest Intel Rapid Storage Technology Drivers ensure you have the best performance and transfer rates out of your HDD or SSD
I have benchmarked my system with the default SATA drivers that come with my Y570 then with the latest ones from Intel and got 100MB increate in data transfer speed on my SSD!
You can grab the latest Intel Drivers here
05-24-2012 12:12 PM
The answer to your question, can be viewed directly from the horse's mouth:
Also, the "correct" site for the Intel Driver Update Support is:
This one is for the Intel Driver Update Utility:
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05-31-2012 08:32 PM
06-01-2012 10:32 AM - edited 06-01-2012 10:36 AM
This got me thinking.
I use the intel driver Update Utility indicated above, as it's easy.
It lists the driver as 184.108.40.2065
Programs and Features / Rapid storage Technolige, lists a level of 10.1.5.1001
has the latest HM65 chipset driver as 220.127.116.110
I think we have apples, oranges, and some grapefruit here.
EDIT: Intel shows 9..3.0.1019