Intel Rapid Storage Tech and Write Buffer

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by Taliseian, Jun 9, 2015.

  1. Taliseian

    Taliseian MDL Junior Member

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    My motherboard (Asus P6T SE) needs me to install the Intel RST Drivers, otherwise all of hard drives show in the taskbar as being able to be ejected similar to a USB Drive.

    I took a look at the Intel app and I think they recommended that I go to each drive and "Turn off Windows write-cache buffer flushing on the device" and let the Intel drivers manage that -- at least I *think* that's what they want.

    I'm honestly not sure so I figured I should post here and ask if anyone else has experience with something like this.

    I do not have an UPS connected so I'm a little worried about losing data.

    The Asus site has a much earlier version of the Intel drivers listed as something to install and they are also on the CD that came with the board.

    So, do I turn off Windows write-caching and let the Intel drivers handle it for better performance or no? I'm running Windows 7 Pro 64bit and a Xeon X5680 hexacore 3.33GHz with 6gb ram.


    Thanks in advance...


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  2. Tito

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  3. Michaela Joy

    Michaela Joy MDL Crazy Lady

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    I have an Asus P8Z77-V PRO Mobo and could never get the Intel rapid storage drivers to install properly.
     
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  4. R29k

    R29k MDL GLaDOS

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    You can't use the newest ones with the older chipsets try this one Intel Rapid Storage 12.9.0.1001
    Also don't turn off the write cache buffer! You also need 2 reboots to get the drivers installed properly.