Intel Rapid Storage Technology

lopri

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Per usual once I install this I lose "Safely Remove Hardware" notification icons for HDDs. Does this piece of driver actually improve HDD performance? I am not running RAID.

If there is an improvement, is it worth over losing the window's native hot-swap functionality?
 

lopri

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Anyone has an input? I am sure others have experienced the "Safely Remove Hardware" icon disappearing once Intel storage drivers are installed?
 

boochi

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Intel RST should install not only the latest RAID drivers but the latest AHCI drivers as well. It should only help performance. I can't speak on the hardware removal issue.
 

aigomorla

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RST is used more to allow u to manage intel matrix raid if u need it.

Matrix raid allows u scale your existing raid by adding new drives to it.
Its a really cool feature about the ICH#R platforms that support matrix raid.

as for removing a drive from the array, i have no clue.
Never had to remove a drive unless it failed.