What is Intel Rapid Storage Technology and do I need it?

What is Intel Rapid Storage Technology and do I need it?

Overview: Intel Rapid Storage Technology is a Windows-based application that provides improved performance and reliability for computers that are equipped with SATA disks for desktop, mobile, and server platforms. When using more than one disk, you can increase protection against data loss in the event of disk failure.

What is Intel Rapid Storage Technology used for?

IntelĀ® Smart Response Technology is a feature of Intel Rapid Storage Technology that recognizes and automatically stores your most frequently used applications and data into a high performance SSD while giving you full access to the large storage capacity of a hard disk drive (HDD).

Is it safe to remove Intel Rapid Storage Technology?

You can disable it from running at startup. Open start menu > msconfig > startup tab > remove check besides it. If that doesn’t cause any problems for a while, u can probably safely uninstall it. Question How to replace disk in Intel Rapid Storage Raid 10 setup?

Do I need Intel Rapid Storage Technology with SSD?

Polypheme. No you don’t need it but some may find that installing IRST may help increase a bit of the SSD performance if you have another SSD.

Which is the latest version of Intel Rapid Storage Technology?

Intel Rapid Storage Technology (RST) Version 12.8.20.1002 WHQL. – Pack RST Version 12.8.20.1002 WHQL dated 08.06

Can you install Intel Rapid Storage on 7 Series?

The only way you can install it on the 7 series is to manually install the driver through device manager, select 8 series, and it works. The reason for this is the controller is basically the same with the 8 series, Intel just removed the 7 series because ‘they can’. Wonder if this has the excessive load/unload cycle problem still ?

Which is the latest version of Intel RST?

Intel has released Version 13.2.4.1000 of RST Intel has released Version 13.2.4.1000 of the Rapid Storage Technology driver for the use of RAID or AHCI on Intel chipset-based motherboards. RST 13.2.xxxx are for 8 and 9 series only. Not for x79 in AHCI.

How does Intel smart response storage technology work?

Fast Access to the Files and Applications You Use Most IntelĀ® Smart Response Technology is a feature of Intel Rapid Storage Technology that recognizes and automatically stores your most frequently used applications and data into a high performance SSD while giving you full access to the large storage capacity of a hard disk drive (HDD).