Intel RST/RSTe Drivers (latest: v19.5.3.1050/ v8.0.4.1006)

In VMD mode the ID is DEV_467F
In AHCI mode the ID is DEV_7AE2 (I know there are no drivers for this yet)

Edit by Fernando: Unneeded part of the fully quoted post removed (to save space)

For yor system I recommend to choose the "VMD mode" within the BIOS and to install the Intel RST VMD driver v9.2.0.1003 WHQL. [14/02/2022] [13/01/2022] [26/10/2021]


What do you mean with "lastest complete avaliable" in the case of v13 for example, where there are is also 13.5 and 13.6

You are repeating my mistake. I thought the same as you. The driver date is Intel Rapid Storage Technology Version v13.6.3.1001 WHQL 02/25/2015, and the driver date is Intel Rapid Storage Technology Version v13.2.8.1002 WHQL 07/09/2015. This driver is newer.

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To be able to answer your question, I need the link to the post, where you have found my words “lastest complete available” (I couldn’t find them within the start post of this thread).
These are the facts, which I have written very often:

  1. Among a certain Intel RST platform (here: v13) the driver with the highest development branch number (e.g. 13.6) is not always the newest of the related RST platform (Reason: Intel works simultaneously on different development branches).
  2. The Intel RST/RST(e) drivers with the latest development branch number (here: v13.6) are not always the best ones. According to my benchmark comparison tests done with different Intel chipset systems the Intel RST(e) drivers of the 13.5 and v13.6 series are much less performant than the v13.1 and v13.2 ones.

Intel Rapid Storage Technology (RST-VMD) Version WHQL (updated)

I’m looking for a modded RST 19 driver (for Z690 Chipset) to work on Server 2016 or Server 2019.

Any chance for that?

Welcome to the Win-RAID Forum!
Why do you want to install a modded driver? Is none of the MS in-box storage drivers working while running a Windows Server OS?
Which sort of Intel RST driver do you need (AHCI/RAID/VMD/NVMe)?
Which are the HardwareIDs of the related AHCI/RAID/VMD/NVMe Controller? To find it out, run any Windows OS, open the Device Manager, expand the sections “IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers” and - if applicable - “Storage Controllers”, do a right-click onto the listed Controllers and choose the options “Properties” > “Details” > “Property” > “HardwareIDs”.
Good luck!
Dieter (alias Fernando)

Thank you for your warm welcome.

I missed that Intel is not supporting Server OS with the latest RST drivers. The plan was to run a NVME M.2 Raid 1 with a Z690 platform on Windows Server 2016 OS. None of the RST 19 versions will install because of wrong OS.

I will provide screenshots tomorrow.

Hardware ID:

Windows Sever 2016 says there is no compatible driver, I have to install it, but I can’t find one.

Thanks for the Controller’s HardwareIDs. They verify, that the related SSD is managed by a modern Intel VMD Controller running in RAID mode. Only the v19 platform Intel RST drivers do support such Intel VMD Controller, but only while running any Win10/11 Operating Systems from Build 15063 up.
So you may have to decide either to change the OS to a newer one or to disable VMD within the BIOS (if that should be possible at all).

A post was merged into an existing topic: Which are the “best” Intel AHCI/RAID drivers?


I recommend NOT using RSTe 4.7 on the C600, particularly if a Hitachi HDD is in use, and you use Crucial SSDS with the Storage Execute app

4.7 has a port reset flaw when reading the encoded smart data from these Hitachi HDD at the startup of Storage Executive, which correlates also to incrementing Interface CRC errors on the crucial boot drive (these are not actually errors, but DMA retries because the controller times out multiple times during the port reset)

Use 5.5.4 instead which appears to not be affected, and also does not have the IaStoreUI crash that has.

The start post has been updated by me.

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A post was merged into an existing topic: [Guide] Integration of Intels AHCI/RAID drivers into a Windows XP/W2k3/W2k CD

Which are the latest RSTe that can install on a x99, 6.6 or 7.x?

Due to the move of the Forum many driver dates of the start post got lost. Meanwhile I have tried to re-add them.
To be able to answer your question exactly I need to know
a) the HardwareIDs of your in-use Intel SATA/sSATA Controllers and
b) which Intel RSTe v6.6 Series drivers you mean (AFAIK the v6.3 Series ones were the latest).