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Do you need RAID to use Intel RST?

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I have the following PC config;

Gigabyte EX58-UD5 motherboard which has the X58 Express Chipset

Intel i7 975 @ 3.33Ghz CPU

3 x 2GB RAM

850w PSU

1 x Kingston V Series 128GB SSD

1 x Western Digital Caviar Green 500GB HDD

1 x Western Digital Caviar Green 1000GB HDD

Windows 7 Ultimate 65-bit (installed on SSD)

SATA running in AHCI mode and I do not have RAID set up or selected in my BIOS.

I have been trying to install Intel Rapid Storage Manager but I get (system does not meet minimum requirements, it does not say anywhere that i need RAID to be active but im not sure why I keep getting this message.

I am trying to speed up my SSD which is currently reading @ 115MB/s and the manufacturer says that it should read at 200MB/s and they suggested to install this Manager.



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Kingston (unless it has a Intel SSD controller) do not make the best SSD for speed so don't expect much.

Run this fix it then enable RAID in the BIOS for the Intel ports to install RST :

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/922976 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/922976

RAID allows things to run as AHCI.