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krishad90
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What is the purpose of "Intel Rapid Storage Technology"? do i really need it ?

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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Re: What is the purpose of "Intel Rapid Storage Technology"? do i really need it ?

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

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Re: What is the purpose of "Intel Rapid Storage Technology"? do i really need it ?

The answer to your question, can be viewed directly from the horse's mouth:

 

http://www.intel.com/support/chipsets/imsm/sb/CS-020784.htm

 

http://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support/highlights/chpsts/imsm

 

Also, the "correct" site for the Intel Driver Update Support is:

 

http://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support?iid=hdr+support

 

This one is for the Intel Driver Update Utility:

 

http://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support/detect?iid=dc_iduu

 

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Re: What is the purpose of "Intel Rapid Storage Technology"? do i really need it ?

To put it short : The intel's "Rapid Storage Technology" helps in improving performance and reducing power consumption for SATA hard disks. Thanks for your information and link..
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Heh heh "I've adopted a new motto: "Cut Out The Middle Man""

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Re: What is the purpose of "Intel Rapid Storage Technology"? do i really need it ?

This got me thinking.

 

I use the intel driver Update Utility indicated above, as it's easy.

It lists the driver as 9.2.0.1015

 

Programs and Features / Rapid storage Technolige, lists a level of 10.1.5.1001

 

This site

http://www.x-drivers.com/catalog/drivers/chipsets/companies/intel/models/hm65/index.html

has the latest HM65 chipset driver as 9.3.0.1020

 

I think we have apples, oranges, and some grapefruit here.

 

EDIT: Intel shows 9..3.0.1019

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/SearchResult.aspx?lang=eng&ProductFamily=Chipsets&ProductLine=Laptop...

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