Intel RST driver do not support unlocked ”K” models

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  1. NewSocket

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    I was thinking of buying a Samsung 840 Pro and an Intel Core I7 3770 K processor.

    But according to this you need to have a processor that support the vPro technology.And the unlocked "K" model do not.

    http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Det...g&OSVersion=Windows 7 (64-bit)*&DownloadType=

    see the READ ME (txt)

    Because of performence reasons i would like to install the IRST driver.
    But i would also like to have full TRIM functionality.
    I am not planning any RAID array.But i will set the bios in AHCI or RAID mode.

    Is this a non issue or do have to worry?

    From the READ ME (txt)
    1. The system must contain one of the Intel controllers listed in section 1 above and one of the following processors: - Intel(R) vPro - Intel(R) Celeron - Intel(R) Pentium

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    I think the op is referring to the following from the intel RST driver readme:
    http://downloadmirror.intel.com/21860/eng/STOR_11.6_readme.txt
    This is simply false. vPro is not a processor brand but a feature some processors have. And RST works just fine with any intel processor. not just the low end celerons and pentiums.
     
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    Well, they're a big company, they have a wide and diverse product-line to support -- with features that add more support requirements. It's just that we enthusiasts have more questions than the answers they provide, or we wonder whether their own answers are reliable.
     
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    That doesn't make any sense. vPro is only mentioned as a required CPU model (and its not a CPU model name but a feature name) for the storage driver as a whole not for TRIM functionality within the storage driver.
    Furthermore, most if not all of celeron and Pentium labeled processors would not have vPro and yet both are listed as supported processors as well.
     
    #6 taltamir, Nov 4, 2012
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