I've tested this with version 126.96.36.1996 and the latest 188.8.131.523 for windows 8, the system has the express chipset
when I restart my system, the RAID array performance settings are reverting back to a default mode with:
- write-cache buffer flushing: enabled
- cache mode: none
when I have set the system for:
- write-cache buffer flushing: disabled
- cache mode: write back
after rebooting the system defaults (as noted above), I have to open the RST application, disabled flushing and re-enabled the cache mode... otherwise performance is terrible...
is there a workaround to this, or something in the registry that needs to be cleared or modified?
You can try updating the BIOS of the computer.
I recommend testing a previous version of Intel RST in case the issue persists. This is the link to the driver https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=22194&ProdId=2101&lang=eng&OSVersion... https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=22194&ProdId=2101&lang=eng&OSVersion...
Hi, I'm seeing the same behavior with the same version of RST after upgrading my motherboard and CPU. I'm Using an ASRock Z87 Extreme6 with a raid5 array.
Any help appreciated!
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Well I'm not 100% clear on the terminology, but there are two caches, both configured through the Intel RST app, which lose their settings each reboot.
One is under "manage array" and is called "disk data cache". It has two settings, enabled and disabled. I set it to enabled but it resets to disabled each time I reboot.
The other is under "manage volume -> advanced" and is labelled "cache mode" - you can select write-back, write-through, read only or off. It is returning to "off" after I set it as "write back".
Hope that clarifies
That type of issue has been reported before and it has been addressed correcting the configuration settings on the operating system, this is not caused by Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology.
You may refer to this thread as a reference for the troubleshooting you can follow:
Some others have reported that if you need to check the "Turn off Windows write-cache buffer flushing on the device" option on Policies tab in the RAID volume properties (Disk Management> Computer Management > Device Manager > Disk Drives.
Also check on policies to see that "Enable write caching on the disk" is checked and that "Enable advanced performance" is also checked.
Keep in mind that when using that type of cache, an UPS should be used and that the operating system may disable this cache feature, if an UPS is not present, which switches back to write-through
Hi Diego, thanks for the reply.
I'm not sure that the thread you pointed me to has the solution though.
I can enable write-back caching without any problem (the turn off buffer flushing is ticked in the device manager) - it's just that the setting doesn't stick when I reboot.
Also I'm not sure where to find "Enable write caching on the disk" and "Enable advanced performance".
I do have a UPS too
Well that seems a bit screwy, seeing as the Intel(arrrrr!) software is the only place to configure this setting...
Also I never had this problem with my previous P35 chipset motherboard - it's only since a recent upgrade that has seen this problem...
It must be a marginal thing though, specific to particular setups, as I would have thought more people would have the same problem.