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Can I download the latest Intel® Rapid Storage Technology (Intel® RST) User Interface and Driver for Intel® 7th Gen and Later Platform if I do not have a current BIOS update?

cobri5
Beginner
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Trying to figure out do i do this driver update Intel® Rapid Storage Technology (Intel® RST) User Interface and Driver for Intel® 7th Gen and Later Platform if I never updated my BIOS system. I dont know if the rst is linked to bios but i dont want to screw my system up. I choose not to do the latest bios update so Im running a bios from 2018.

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AlHill
Super User
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Do you need RST? If you do not, then you do not need to install it.

 

Regarding a bios update, you should contact the manufacturer of your laptop or desktop and see if there is a new bios available. There likely have been security updates in the bios which you should apply.

 

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n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
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Going further, remember that portions of the RST firmware is included in BIOS update packages. If you are going to use RAID or Optane, I definitely recommend upgrading to the latest BIOS update package for your board.

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