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Do you guys install the Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver?

Matrix_Leader
Level 10
Forget about RAID, I noticed that BNaughty doesn't have the IRST in his driver list in this post

So what is the consensus here? to install the IRST or just stick to the Intel Chipset Drivers only?
ASUS G75VW-T1086V
CPU: i7-3610QM 2.30 GHz.
Memory: 16 GB DDR3 1600 Mhz. RAM
Storage: 256 GB LiteOn LAT-256M3S SSD + 1 TB Seagate Momentus 5400 RPM HDD
Graphics: GeForce GTX 670M 3 GB GDDR5 RAM
Screen: 17.3' Full HD LED Screen
OS: Windows 7 Professional (x64)
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Apexing
Level 9
I install what ever the Intel driver scan tells me is newer 😛 lol

pcunite
Level 8
If not using RAID, the msahci.sys 6.1.7601.17514 driver is very good.
i5-3570k | V Gene | HD 4000 | Crucial M4 256GB | Fractal Design Mini | NEC 2490WUXi2

httuner
Level 9
Install it, I couldn't get my laptop to recognize any of my HDD's without the driver installed.

pcunite
Level 8
Sorry, I just realized this was in the laptop section. My opinion may not be applicable.
i5-3570k | V Gene | HD 4000 | Crucial M4 256GB | Fractal Design Mini | NEC 2490WUXi2

Pitcher1
Level 9
i think if you are not make RAID, you don't need install it.

The Intel Rapid Storage Technology service is not needed for a non-raid system.

The RST driver is still however used for the AHCI controller if it's not using the Microsoft msahci driver that comes with Windows 7.

So you do need the driver, but not the 'service'. From what I've read people go with the Intel driver.

Matrix_Leader
Level 10
On my new Kingston HyperX 3K SSD 480 GB I get better performance with the Intel Chipset Drivers HDD or SSD it was the opposite case

that's why I asked 😞
ASUS G75VW-T1086V
CPU: i7-3610QM 2.30 GHz.
Memory: 16 GB DDR3 1600 Mhz. RAM
Storage: 256 GB LiteOn LAT-256M3S SSD + 1 TB Seagate Momentus 5400 RPM HDD
Graphics: GeForce GTX 670M 3 GB GDDR5 RAM
Screen: 17.3' Full HD LED Screen
OS: Windows 7 Professional (x64)

When I installed Win 7 on my G75VW that originally came wiht win 8, i ignored the IRST drivers. But i immediately noticed that when i was copying files to an from the hdd and maybe watching a video, the video was stuttering like mad.

This problem disappeared after i installed the IRST driver.

rewben
Level 13
yes i installed irst driver (i have a non-raid system; so it's ahci only), and update it when a new one is out.

19942

it works fine for me.