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idata
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the long waited INTEL RST V9.6.0.1014 is ready for download

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idata
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haha just saw my RSS feed update.

seems like some truth to the '9.6 series' thing, perhaps intel were waiting until they were ready to release a TRIM supporting driver.

idata
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This isn't going to work with a X58 aye? Only desktop boards ATM? WTB server support. Also do I need to do this with a floppy cause I don't have physcial access...?

idata
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On the RST 9.6.0.1014 download page it reads:

"This download is also valid for the products listed below. Use the links below for additional product downloads:

...

...

/Product_Filter.aspx?ProductID=3018&lang=eng Intel® Desktop Board DX58SO"

On Newegg, the specifications for that motherboard board lists:

North Bridge Intel X58

South Bridge Intel ICH10R

So, it apparently can work for the X58 chipset at least on that motherboard.

I have the Asus P6T Deluxe v1 with X58 so I'll be taking her out for a test drive real soon...

idata
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Hmm alright I'll see what I can do whn I get home. Only issue is it's a server with no physical access - the way I read the instructions to be was that I need a floppy, is that correct? Cheers

idata
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You don't need a floppy - unless you are installing say, XP, with AHCI mode.

The 'F6' drivers are a legacy thing when you needed to hit F6 on bootup in order to provide the drivers for the controller. These days, with vista and 7 onwards, you can install them during setup using the menu system and simply by using the 'load driver' during setup and pointing it to a flash drive with the drivers on it.

If you already have an existing installation, then upgrading is simple. Just download the relevant drivers zip (64bit/32bit) and use device manager to point the existing AHCI controller to the driver folder. Alternatively I think the new package includes an installer option which has both architectures, and i think installs a software manager for managing the drives. Intel download center is not responding for me at the moment, so I assume they've got all three available (32 bit 'floppy', 64bit 'floppy' and the installer option).

idata
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Cheers Ozz - seems to be down for me too, hopefully they havern't pulled them ><.<p>

For reference I found my Motherboard model:

X8STi

X58 Chipset

82801JR (ICH10R)

Will it work or no go?
idata
Community Manager
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Nah, they wouldn't have pulled them in that manner.

It will work. Key thing is the southbridge support, ICH10R. Doesn't really matter what the motherboard is/northbridge chipset.

idata
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Awesome! What great news - so this will give me Software Raid1/0 support with TRIM? Thats my life complete haha

Cheers Ozz!

idata
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not sure about the RAID component.. I'm a single SSD user here. I'd assume so given the title of the download though.

rick7653, over the past month or so when i've been downloading quite frequently from the download center, I have noticed it's been unavailable for some times, but just give it a while and it usually comes back. I don't think the server is being overloaded from people queueing to download the RST driver... there's like, what, 10 of us?

Also, i've found that the 7 AHCI driver is quite fast for what it is. Take vista's default AHCI... now there's a slow driver

Provided this official RST release supports TRIM (and given it's been mentioned through unofficial comment that starting with the 9.6 branch, it will) then yeah, there's no reason to run the SSD toolbox optimiser - you may still want to run the toolbox however to keep tabs on your drive.

idata
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Any idea when we can expect it for laptops like PM965 chipset etc??

idata
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Wish we could get it. Intel downloads have been unavailable for the last 4 hrs. No response from the server. Or there are a gazillion people trying to download all at the same time. Will be nice to finally put this trim stuff to rest and still use the good intel drivers instead of the slow windows 7 ahci one. After the new rst is intalled will there be any reason to run the SSD toolbox any more?

idata
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Some searching and I found these. Enjoy.

Intel Rapid Storage Technology (RAID) driver version 9.6.0.1014 software:

http://downloadmirror.intel.com/15251/eng/STOR_allOS_9.6.0.1014_PV.exe

F6 driver diskette for Windows 32-bit editions:

http://downloadmirror.intel.com/15251/eng/STOR_all32_f6flpy_9.6.0.1014_PV.zip

F6 driver diskette for Windows 64-bit editions:

http://downloadmirror.intel.com/15251/eng/STOR_all64_f6flpy_9.6.0.1014_PV.zip

idata
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Great thanks to Oz and mouse for the heads up. Appreciate it.

idata
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ive installed this on my p45 w/ ich10, in device manager both my raid 1 and my non-member 80gb gen2 intel ssd are showing using the microsoft driver?

i thought this would replace them with intel ones?

idata
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have you rebooted, twice i think it takes?

idata
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just rebooted a second time no change

idata
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The sixty million dollar question...does v9.6.0.1014 support TRIM in RAID0 on the ICHxR controller?

DZand
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jbloggs schrieb:

The sixty million dollar question...does v9.6.0.1014 support TRIM in RAID0 on the ICHxR controller?

It would be a big surprise, if the answer would be: Yes!

idata
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Performance on the X25-M G2 drops slightly on this driver across the board. It's a shame Intel couldn't optimise this driver any better than the standard MS driver.

idata
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Just curious, how have you determined that?

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