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#871 RE: Intel EFI "RaidDriver" BIOS Modules by Fernando 27.05.2021 13:40

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@westlake:
Thanks for the *.ZIP archive, which didn't give me any Virus alarm.
Meanwhile I have updated the start post by adding the "Intel-RSTe_VMD-VROC-modules_v7.5.0.1052_without-header". All other modules, which you had put into the package, were already offered by me.

#872 RE: Intel EFI "RaidDriver" BIOS Modules by westlake 27.05.2021 13:45

@Fernando :
And v6 platform? I don't see VDM modules.

#873 RE: Intel EFI "RaidDriver" BIOS Modules by Fernando 27.05.2021 14:37

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@westlake: You are right - I missed them!
They will be added ASAP.

#874 RE: Intel EFI "RaidDriver" BIOS Modules by westlake 23.06.2021 23:21

EFI Intel VROC with VMD - 7.5.0.1152

#875 RE: Intel EFI "RaidDriver" BIOS Modules by westlake 20.07.2021 04:32

7.6.0.1012

#876 RE: Intel EFI "RaidDriver" BIOS Modules by westlake 06.09.2021 22:15

EFI Intel RST for SATA - 18.1.1.5201
I think this is newer than 18.31.1.5256, but not sure.

#877 RE: Intel EFI "RaidDriver" BIOS Modules by Fernando 06.09.2021 23:27

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@westlake:
Thanks for the link, but this is an Intel RST VMD and not an Intel RST RAID EFI module.
Here is the proof:

#878 RE: Intel EFI "RaidDriver" BIOS Modules by frwil 10.09.2021 03:46

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EFI Intel Raid Driver 18.31.51.5346.
Found in BIOS on support pages for that Dell Inspiron 7500, which also provided the new 18.6.3.1019 Intel RST drivers' pack.
No any Raid ROM inside though.

#879 RE: Intel EFI "RaidDriver" BIOS Modules by jen1 18.09.2021 22:52

Updated successfully to 18.31.51.5346, no issues so far.

The only one thing since I started updating RaidDriver and ROM modules, it is not even an issue, the in the bios storage information in the bios can't detect my drives, but in the Intel Raid page it can.

I am thinking my some of bios modules are not compatible with the new EFI/ROM drivers, anyone having this issue?


#880 RE: Intel EFI "RaidDriver" BIOS Modules by Fernando 19.09.2021 09:52

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@jen1:
Which Intel chipset has your system?
Which Intel EFI RaidDriver version is within the latest original mainboard BIOS?
Is the on-board Intel SATA Controller usually running in AHCI or in RAID mode (w/o the creation of any RAID array)?
Why did you update the Intel EFI RaidDriver at all?

#881 RE: Intel EFI "RaidDriver" BIOS Modules by jen1 19.09.2021 23:02

@Fernando My specs on my signature. The Raid Driver in my bios was 15.2.0.1020

I have only raid controller, my chip doesn't have AHCI controller. Check the pic.

I updated my RaidDirver for too many reasons:
1- Better compatibility with newer kernels/OSs as I am using Windows 11 now.
2- Better Performance.
3- less CPU usage, and I mean the thread iaStorAC.sys in the kernel was using a lot of CPU on disk activity, when I updated the EFI/ROM raid driver, it is less and noticeable, check the pic.

That said, I encourage only experts, with the device ID (DEV_2822) to update the ROM/EFI to version 18.35.0.4635/18.31.51.5346.

On my question again, does anyone have this thing (not even an issue), that only the storage information page in the bios can't detect the drives.

#882 RE: Intel EFI "RaidDriver" BIOS Modules by Fernando 20.09.2021 00:59

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@jen1: Thanks for the requested answers.
As you surely know, the v17 and v18 platform Intel RST storage drivers and RAID BIOS modules were not designed for systems with a Skylake Series CPU.
Due to my own test results with a Skylake CPU system I seriously doubt, that the "latest" drivers and BIOS modules are the best choice for your "old" system.
Where is the proof, that they are better performant and better compatible with Windows 11 than the v15 platform Intel RST RAID drivers/BIOS modules?

#883 RE: Intel EFI "RaidDriver" BIOS Modules by jen1 20.09.2021 01:41

@Fernando I have a kaby lake CPU (7th gen), kaby lake has the same architecture and stepping (9) as the coffee lake (8th gen); unlike sky lake different architecture and stepping (3) .So far my new configuration, including the modified bios, are so stable and it boosted my system according to my observation.

My system now is so fast, my CPU idle all the time and no BSOD or crashes whatsoever, so far.

#884 RE: Intel EFI "RaidDriver" BIOS Modules by Fernando 20.09.2021 15:14

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@jen1: Regarding the compatibility of the v18 platform Intel RST drivers and BIOS modules with your MSI laptop, it makes no difference whether the on-board CPU belongs to the Skylake or Kabylake series.
I suspect a serious reason why the Company MSI offers only v15 platform Intel RST drivers and EFI RAID modules for your laptop model.

#885 RE: Intel EFI "RaidDriver" BIOS Modules by jen1 20.09.2021 22:23

@Fernando MSI never updates its drivers, nor bios modules, maybe that is why their hardware are relatively cheap. Even if I contact MSI they will tell me to use the old drivers on their sites as they are tested, but the problem the old drivers are not even compatible with newer OS. Since I started updating the drivers myself all my issues gone. It made me even more expert researching.

Even worse, MSI abandoned my laptop only one year after manufacturing, and few months after I bought it, so I check for drivers my self supporting new OS, and they supported the next model GT83 for more than 2 years .... I added all my drivers to my signature.

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