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#16 RE: Intel RST(e) Drivers v12.7.0.1022 available by Fernando 06.07.2013 16:54

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Zitat von 100PIER im Beitrag #16
i have tried to send 2 files by attaching and i get "uploading ..." message a very very long time with apparently no progress, nothing happening,..
then i do 'submit'.
how can i include in the text the bench results .png format ?
This is the way how to do it (maximum size of the file: 2 MB):
1. Hit "Attach file" (right hand at the bottom).
2. Hit "Select Files" ("Dateien auswählen") and navigate to the JPG or PNG file you want to attach.
3. Hit "Upload".
4. Navigate the cursor to the location you want to insert the picture.
5. Hit "Insert".

#17 RE: Intel RST(e) Drivers v12.7.0.1022 available by ney2x 15.07.2013 17:10

Thanks for the new driver 12.7.1036 WHQL :)

#18 New Intel RST(e) Drivers v12.7.0.1036 WHQL available by Fernando 15.07.2013 17:11

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Our partner site Station-Drivers has just published brandnew WHQL certified Intel RST(e) drivers v12.0.0.1036 dated 06/27/2013.
Meanwhile I have put the download links to the 32/64bit Intel RST(e) drivers and the complete Drivers & Software Set v12.7.0.1036 WHQL into the start post of this thread.

With these newest RST(e) drivers of the v12.7 development branch many issues (bugs) of previous builds/versions have been solved. They are listed within the related ReleaseNotes, which you can download from >here<.

Have fun with these new Intel AHCI/RAID drivers!
Fernando

#19 RE: New Intel RST(e) Drivers v12.7.0.1036 WHQL available by Fernando 15.07.2013 18:37

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Since I have a dual boot system with Win8 x64 and Win8.1 x64 Preview on my RAID0 array, I just have installed the new Intel RST(e) drivers v12.7.0.1036 on both partitions and made a benchmark test. The Intel SATA RAID Controller is managed by the EFI SataDriver v12.7.0.1936.

Here are the results:

  1. Win8 x64 with Intel RST(e) v12.7.0.1036 WHQL:
  2. Win8.1 x64 Preview with Intel RST(e) v12.7.0.1036 WHQL:


As you can see, the Preview of Windows 8.1 is less performant than the final version of Windows 8.
Nevertheless I am pretty sure, that the RTM version of Windows "Blue" will be minimum as fast as Windows 8.

#20 New Intel RST(e) Drivers v12.8.0.1008 Beta available by Fernando 25.07.2013 10:37

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Today fdrsoft at Station-Drivers has published the first Intel RST(e) drivers of the upcoming v12.8 Series.
They have the version 12.8.0.1008, are dated 07/08/2013 and digitally signed by Intel.
Look here:

You will find the direct download links to the 32/64bit drivers and complete Drivers & Software Set within the start post of this thread.

Have fun with these brandnew Intel AHCI/RAID drivers!
Fernando

#21 RE: New Intel RST(e) Drivers v12.8.0.1008 Beta available by Fernando 25.07.2013 11:23

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Meanwhile I have done a benchmark test with these new Intel RST(e) drivers v12.8.0.1008 (Intel Z77 RAID0 with SataDriver v12.7.0.1936, OS: Win8 x64).

Here are the results:


If you compare it with my last benchmark results running the RST(e) drivers v12.7.0.1036, you will realize, that there is neither a performance boost nor a dropdown.
By the way: TRIM in RAID0 is working with these RST(e) drivers v12.8.0.1008 (just tested with the TRIM Check tool).

#22 RE: New Intel RST(e) Drivers v12.8.0.1008 Beta available by 100PIER 25.07.2013 12:44

Zitat von Fernando im Beitrag #33
Today fdrsoft at Station-Drivers has published the first Intel RST(e) drivers of the upcoming v12.8 Series.
They have the version 12.8.0.1008, are dated 07/08/2013 and digitally signed by Intel.
Do you have tested if these 2 problems are fixed:
1) BIOS boot sequence ignore any CD/DVD devices, so it is impossible to boot from a CD/DVD
2)Shutdown problem (interpreted as a restart)...

I"ll do tests with OROM 11.0 , 12.8 couple today and let you know if any progress ..

#23 RE: New Intel RST(e) Drivers v12.8.0.1008 Beta available by Fernando 25.07.2013 13:11

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Zitat von 100PIER im Beitrag #35
Do you have tested if these 2 problems are fixed:
1) BIOS boot sequence ignore any CD/DVD devices, so it is impossible to boot from a CD/DVD
2)Shutdown problem (interpreted as a restart)...
To 1): I doubt, that the BIOS boot settings have anything to do with the RST/RST(e) driver version.
To 2): I didn't have the shutdown problem with the RST(e) v12.7.0.1036 and don't have it with the v12.8.0.1008, but I am running Win 8 x64 and Windows 8.1 x64 Preview.

#24 RE: New Intel RST(e) Drivers v12.8.0.1008 Beta available by 100PIER 25.07.2013 17:19

Fernando,
After some tests i observe that Shutdown problem with my configuration (W7 SP1 64 bits RAID 0, ASUS P8Z77-V DELUXE, bios 2003, iRST v12.8.1008, OROM 11.0.01339) is NOT fixed.
Dommage...

#25 RE: New Intel RST(e) Drivers v12.8.0.1008 Beta available by Fernando 25.07.2013 17:41

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@ 100PIER:
Here are some suggestions:
1. Check and customize - if needed - your Energy Options settings and the Intel Management Engine driver/Firmware.
2. Install the Intel RST Driver v11.2.0.1006, which is a very stable and extremely good performing RAID Driver (but don't forget to delete the forgotten iaStorF entries within the registry according >this< article).

#26 RE: New Intel RST(e) Drivers v12.8.0.1008 Beta available by MDM 25.07.2013 21:45

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My shutdown/restart problem stopped when I ENABLED hot-plug in BIOS (it disables all of the power options for the disks)!

#27 RE: New Intel RST(e) Drivers v12.8.0.1008 Beta available by Fernando 25.07.2013 21:58

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@ MDM:

Welcome at Win-RAID Forum and thank you for your tip how to solve the shutdown/restart problem.

Regards
Fernando

#28 RE: New Intel RST(e) Drivers v12.8.0.1008 Beta available by MDM 25.07.2013 23:11

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Your welcome, I thought it would be useful for me to be on on this forum too as on station-drivers (same mdm as there, and many other places! ).

Well it didn't happen all the time at every shutdown for me, but occasionally. At least it haven't happened since i enabled hot-plug on my M5G (3370K and latest orom).

#29 RE: New Intel RST(e) Drivers v12.8.0.1008 Beta available by 100PIER 26.07.2013 09:33

Zitat von MDM im Beitrag #41
Your welcome, I thought it would be useful for me to be on on this forum too as on station-drivers (same mdm as there, and many other places! ).

Well it didn't happen all the time at every shutdown for me, but occasionally. At least it haven't happened since i enabled hot-plug on my M5G (3370K and latest orom).

@MDM
Like you the shutdown problem didn't happen at every requested "shutdown".
I have observed that if i use every device (i.e. do some access to files, etc) the shutdown is OK.
If I don't this manipulation just before requesting the shutdown, the PC will start a shutdown then reboot, sometimes it did not reboot himself, i have to press on reinit button on the chassis.
In BIOS settings i have always set ENABLED ALL my devices as HOTPLUG.
I'll do tests with a previous iRST version, never before 12.xx i had this problem !

#30 RE: New Intel RST(e) Drivers v12.8.0.1008 Beta available by 100PIER 26.07.2013 18:10

Zitat von Fernando im Beitrag #38
@ 100PIER:
Here are some suggestions:
1. Check and customize - if needed - your Energy Options settings and the Intel Management Engine driver/Firmware.
2. Install the Intel RST Driver v11.2.0.1006, which is a very stable and extremely good performing RAID Driver (but don't forget to delete the forgotten iaStorF entries within the registry according >this< article).


@Fernando
Atre these parameters correct:
MEI Firmware = 8.1.40.1416
MEI driver = 9.5.2.1489
Energy Options = performance, HDD = never
IRST Power link = disabled.

Other point:
I see in my current BIOS setting CSM enabled (seems a default value), do i have to set disabled for W7 ? i ignore the use of this parameter not documented in Asus original User Guide but documented (very succintly) in ASUS "Exclusive Boot Features" E7667 User Guide.Chapter W8 BIOS settings.

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