I was running Intel RST v184.108.40.2062 on Windows 7 x64 with a Samsung 840 Evo SSD. I upgraded to Intel RST v220.127.116.113 and this has added about 10 seconds to my boot time with no visible improvement in overall performance. I would like to roll back to v18.104.22.1682 (drivers and companion GUI tools). Do I just download and run the old version's installer and reboot, and this will replace all the components? Or is there a different procedure to perform a clean, complete rollback?
Thanks for the reply. I did reboot many times after upgrading.
Before the update, to give you an idea, the Windows 7 animated logo did not have time to form at the center of the screen before the logon screen appeared. After the update, the animated logo forms and glows for about 10 seconds before the logon screen appears.
Here are the logs.
I beg your pardon David, but I thought you were asking for the logs to try and identify a known cause for this boot slowdown caused by that specific version of RST. If you just wanted to know the brand of my motherboard, I could have told you right away. I am sorry but you did not address my question, which is: how do I (regardless of what hardware I am using) roll back a given version of RST to a previous one (I did not get the reference to the graphics driver by the way). I know for a fact that version 22.214.171.1242 has no issues on my system, I do not need to ask Asus. So, now that I have installed 126.96.36.1993, how do I roll back to 188.8.131.522? Do I just run the 184.108.40.2062 setup and reboot? Or do I need to perform some manual operation? I hope that some user who has been there, done that has an actual answer or I will just try and see. I'm afraid we both wasted our time here.
The only option I can toggle on or off in the Intel Rapid Storage application is called "Link Power Management" and it's set to Enabled. I don't see anything related to Smart Response or Acceleration.
By the way, the Intel Rapid Storage Technology storage driver supports both RAID and AHCI modes; I am using AHCI and RST does have a positive impact on performance compared to the stock Microsoft AHCI driver.
So we're back to the original question which, one again, is: what is the correct procedure to roll back the RST driver and companion application to a previous version.
OK, so here is the deal. I will try to install the older driver and report back here with the results so the "community" knowledge level will increase. I am a little confused, as this was a really simple and straightforward question and this thread has had dozens of views, but no answers other than a generic corporate beating around the bush, but that's life I guess.
I'd come here to ask "what is the correct procedure to roll back from v220.127.116.113 to v18.104.22.1682". Do I need more assistance? I certainly do: I need an answer to that question. And the only acceptable answer at this point will be a list of steps to replace v22.214.171.1243 with v126.96.36.1992. Thank you in advance!