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Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver 15.0.2.1044

2016-09-29, 8:52 AM

There are two releases of the same driver version (15.0.2.1044) available:

 

  1. https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/mobiles/n1ei113w.txt (2016/09/13)
  2. https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/mobiles/nz1it01w.txt (2016/09/23)

The former I have installed. The latter carries a warning:

Caution: This package should not be installed if your system has PCIe SSD.
             Please use MS inbox driver instead.

I have a PCIe NVME SSD as the boot drive installed, along with a standard HD in the other bay. My concern is that I running the same 15.0.2.1044, but lenovo decided to place the warning in the readme only when it re-issued the driver.

Should I overwrite this driver with the MS inbox driver? Or should I continue to use it? SSD performance isn't the greatest when I compare my ATTO, AS SSD and Crystalmark results to the benchmarks for the SM951 256GB.

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Re: Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver 15.0.2.1044

2016-09-30, 0:04 AM

I've been using the Intel driver, both the current and previous versions, on my P70 with RAID 1. I don't believe that the MS inbox driver supports RAID so I assume that the Intel driver is required. I've experienced no issues for more than  8 months with this driver with the SM951 NVMe-PCIe SSDs in a RAID 1 array.


P53 XEON 2276 BIOS 1.20 OLED UHD 4K Multi-touch display, 96GB RAM, RTX5000, RAID 1, 1TB x 2 Samsung PM981, 1TB PM981, WWAN
P70 XEON 1505, BIOS 2.32, 4k Display, 64GB, M3000M NVIDIA GPU, RAID1 1TB Samsung PM981 PCIe-NVMe SSD x 2, 2x Samsung 850 Pro 1TB SSD. EM7455 WWAN
P1. BIOS 1.25,Xeon Processor, 4k UHD IPS multi-touch display, 32GB, PM981 1TB x 2, RAID1

I am not an employee nor an agent of Lenovo.
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Re: Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver 15.0.2.1044

2016-09-30, 7:40 AM

I am using the NON RAID version on a raidless system. The links were also for the non raid version of the driver.

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