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M91p - Intel Rapid Storage Technology for Win 7

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(I'm currently running  10.1.0.1008  3/29/12, which is quite out of date, from what is on the Intel site.)

 

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Re: M91p - Intel Rapid Storage Technology for Win 7

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.  

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TRIM

 

http://www.anandtech.com/show/6477/trim-raid0-ssd-arrays-work-with-intel-6series-motherboards-too

 

As this article and forums mostly referred to Intel's 11.6.0.1030 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 11.6.0.1030 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            

 

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&ProdId=2101&DwnldID=20110&keyword=rst&lang=en...

 


TTFN

 

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