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Intel RST for DP45SG Motherboard and Windows 10 1803


I own an Intel DP45SG motherboard, that uses the ICH10 chipset. I have been using Raid 1 volumes, and since upgrading to Windows 10 several years ago, I have struggled with getting a working version of the Intel Rapid Storage Technology Application. I can see the status of the Raid volumes on the Ctrl-I Bios screen, but I cannot see anything from within Windows. Multiple attempts to install a working version of Intel Matrix Storage Controller or Intel RST have failed. The BIOS says the Operating System will do the Raid recovery after installing a replacement drive, but I have no way to verify that without a supported Raid monitor. Does the OS need the Intel tool, or does Windows do the shadow copy anyway?

Is there a version that works with my system? The Intel Matrix Raid page at Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intel_Matrix_RAID# Matrix_Storage_Manager_option_ROM Intel Matrix RAID - Wikipedia) says that v12.9.0.1001 is the "Last version to support ICH10R (RAID Mode)". The Intel Download page says this version only works up to Windows 8.

Another post at https://www.tenforums.com/drivers-hardware/66962-intel-rapid-storage-driver-issue-2.html Windows 10 Help Forums says the user kbird was able to use V11.7.4.1001 with ICH10 and WIndows 10.

Before I spend any more time recovering from backups and system restores, I wanted to see if anyone here has had any luck getting one of these versions to work. Both of my Raid 1 volumes have been converted back to Non-Raid, and before I go Raid again, I would like to know how to proceed.


Brad Houser

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Super User

Your hardware is not supported on Windows 10.

I could find no drivers for your board and windows 10:

https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/15251/?product=34683 https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/15251/?product=34683

Perhaps one of the Intel support engineers will have a better answer.


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Hello BHouser,



I am following up with your case and see that we have not heard back from you.



There is a version that should work with your setup which is:



https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/15251/Intel-Rapid-Storage-Technology-RAID-for-Legacy-Intel-Desktop-Boards?product=34683 https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/15251/Intel-Rapid-Storage-Technology-RAID-for-Legacy-Intel-Desktop-Boards?product=34683



But that would be up to Windows* 7, al.hill mentioned that your hardware is not supported on Windows 10* and that is correct, your hardware does not have any drivers for Windows 10*



I apologize for any inconvenience.



If you need more assistance do not hesitate to reply.






David V
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Thanks Intel.

When you say there are no drivers for my motherboard and Windows 10, do you mean no drivers for the Intel RST application or no RAID drivers overall?

I have been running RAID 1 configurations, as far as I can tell, through the firmware setup. I would like to be able to see the RAID status in Windows without having to reboot. Is there any other way to see the volume status in Windows 10 through the OS tools? All I see are the Drive letters assigned to the Raid volumes.


PS: I worked at Intel for 22 years in Santa Clara. Left in 2010.

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If you upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10, you will be running on the Microsoft "compatibility" drivers. They get you going, but if anything goes wrong, Microsoft will not provide any support or updates. Worse, in some cases - and I believe that RST falls into this category - if you upgrade to one of the newer Windows 10 releases (1703, 1709 or 1803; it varied from case to case), the compatibility driver eventually gets removed (no message, no warning, just gone).

There is a pass-through capability that you can use to access the physical drives and (amongst other things) obtain their S.M.A.R.T. status and attribute data. This is done through the Common Storage Management Interface (CSMI) that was used to implement access to the stack in the Windows environment. Years ago, I published the source code for a DLL that supported this capability as part of the Intel Quiet System Technology (QST) SDK. I believe I even included a way to build it into a sample utility as well. If you are interested and cannot find the SDK, send me an IM (I think I have it squirreled away somewhere).


P.S. I thought your name sounded familiar. I was with Intel for 21 years (though in Oregon). I retired at the beginning of 2015.

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