01-27-2013 08:22 PM - edited 01-28-2013 10:10 AM
The download driver page for my system (model 7052) has Intel RST for Windows 8, but not 7. But they were there middle of last year when I reinstalled Windows 7.
The readme for the Windows 8 driver says it also supports Windows 7. Is the file simply mislabled? What's the best way to get this resolved? Thanks.
(I'm currently running 10.1.0.1008 3/29/12, which is quite out of date, from what is on the Intel site.)
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02-06-2013 08:32 PM - edited 02-07-2013 07:10 AM
So I searched the Intel web site Rapid Storage Technology (RST) drivers, and could not find one that was Windows 8 only. Leading me to believe the release notes that the drivers on Lenovo support also support Windows 7. I down loaded them, they installed correctly, and I used them successfully for several days.
Recent RST drivers are especially important for SSD RAID users, as TRIM is implemented, and performance is much improved.
As this article and forums mostly referred to Intel's 220.127.116.110 RST release (posted Nov 19, 2012), I de-installed the Lenovo release (which appears to have been a short-lived interim release by Intel), installed 18.104.22.1680 from Intel download center, and have been running it for a week. I see some performance increase.
It is called: RST and AHCI Driver and GUI