Intel® Rapid Storage Technology Production Version Release Notes

3rd December 2012

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Supported Operating Systems

    Microsoft Windows 7*

    Microsoft Windows 7 x64 Edition*

    Microsoft Windows 8*
    Microsoft Windows 8 x64 Edition*

   Microsoft Windows Server 2008*
  Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64 Edition*
  Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 x64*


Revision History


Driver Revision

Build Number

29 November 2012 Production Candidate


3 December 2012 Production Version



1.    The Intel® Rapid Storage Technology driver and user interface version of this release is and the RST OROM/UEFI version hasn’t changed from the previous maintenance release which is

2.    When an ODD is in the Zero Power state, some ODDs may disappear when a hardware re-scan is initiated via the Windows Device Manager.  A second hardware re-scan conducted before the Zero Power Idle Timeout value is reached (default is 60s) will return the drive to an OS visible state. This behavior is believed to be related to the length of time an ODD requires to become ready during power on from the zero-power state.

3.    Microsoft* .NET Framework 3.0, 3.5, or 4.5 is required to be installed on the system in order for the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology User Interface to install.  Note that not all Microsoft* Operating Systems have .NET 3.0, 3.5, or 4.5 installed by default.  Refer to the Microsoft* website for details.

Contact your RST representative with any questions

Resolved Issues

Resolved Issues in PC


Reference No 


Affected OS's


SRT Incorrectly trying to stage frames past end of volume

Win7,Win7-64,Windows 8,Windows 8 - 64


IAStoraIcon.exe error pos up and stress tool stops testing during Video Stress + AC/DC Cycling test.

Windows 8 - 64


11.6 driver .inf needs FeatureScore to ensure the driver outweighs the 11.2 driver in Windows installation

Windows 8


Accelerating OS after cache disassociation from missing passthrough disk induces BSOD F4



failure to format BD-R (Blu-ray) disk

Windows 8 - 64


Some ODD under ZPODD state does not eject by pressing tray button after resuming from hibernation.

Windows 8 - 64


0x9F bluescreen when run S3 to S4 Timeout Focus+AP/LAN+ACDC.

Windows 8 - 64


 SRT causing extra cache misses on partial writes - extra spinups in AOAC

Win7,Win7-64,Windows 8,Windows 8 - 64


UI disallows preservation of system disk during CVFD migrations of ANY RAID volume on Desktop systems

Windows 8 - 64


UI allows acceleration with a custom cache even when the custom field is grayed out

Windows 8 - 64


CLI returns success after failing to delete metadata with SRT enabled

WinPE 3.0


Some instructions in RST GUI help are incorrect as the steps are for Win7 not for Win8.

Windows 8 - 64,Windows 8


Topic is unexpected to be changed to another topic in RST help

Windows 8,Windows 8 – 64


F4 BSOD during S3 and during checking disk spin status intermittently

Windows 7 – 64

Known Issues

Known Issues in PV


Reference No 


Affected OS's


BSOD 0xD1 during hybrid sleep

Windows 8 - 64


Error Recovery Policy Causing Black Screen While Booting From S4 Mode



UI unknown error after accelerating OS drive, rebooting, and disabling acceleration

Win7-64,Windows 8 - 64


Driver is not enabling DIPM if CAP.SALP is 0, but CAP.SALP only pertains to HIPM.

Windows 2008-64


GPT only- Unexpected 2GB data volume created with <64GB SSDs and Full SSD space selected for cache

Vista,Win7,Windows XP


Pioneer* BDC-TD04: After resuming from S3, ZPODD disappears from Device Manager or Disk Manager

Windows 8 - 64


RRT failed master disk goes offline when setting disks to normal

Win7,Win7-64,Windows 8,Windows 8 - 64


RST 11.5+ Drivers fail to interoperate with OPAL drives in win7



Roxio ejects ODD automatically before media is detected

Windows 8 - 64


System fails to burn medias with Roxio Creator repeatedly with ZPODD devices

Windows 8 - 64


Unknown Error when enabling acceleration in Win 7 / Win 8 on specific SSDs

Win7-64,Windows 8 - 64


Volume write-cache available on RRT Configure Volume page with Windows WC buffer flushing on

Windows 8 - 64


WHQL: RST not compliant with Device.DevFund.Memory.DriverFootprint requirements for x86

Windows 8


iSRT configuration after S3/S5 stress, system will BSOD D1(iaStorA.sys) (DPPM: 400)

Windows 8 - 64


A1h command (IDENTIFY PACKET DEVICE) failure on ODD with Win8 RST driver

Windows 8 – 64


Driver Verifier Violation BSOD encountered during SGIO tests on CPT-S

Windows 8 – 64


Hot-unplugging the SSD after switching mode from maximized to enhanced leaves the SSD marked as either a failed or a normal disk in the UI; resetting the absent disk to available and reaccelerating the system disk induces a BSOD or a system hang



Placing OS on 2-drive RAID0 volume at end of matrix array causes RST to construe incorrect HDD as the system



SRT Driver Fails "No Spin" TIME IOCTL request on FIRST S0 following S3 with PUIS enabled

Win7,Win7-64,Windows 8,Windows 8 – 64


SRT caching example files for OEMs contain mistakes that need fixing

Windows 8


SRT volumes do not report disk RPM = 1, breaks Win8 Connected Standby

Windows 8,Windows 8 - 64,Windows Server 8,Windows Server 8 – 64


System Tray notification does not occur on Boot up on Recovery drive: OS = Rapid Recover Technology

Windows 8 – 64


The write caching of SSD will auto check after resume from S3/S4/CB

Windows 8 – 64


RST driver issues non-queued commands with NCQ commands outstanding

Windows 8 – 64


System gets BSOD 0x9F after driver fails to reestablish communication with drives intermittently

Windows 8 – 64


Driver: If IRRTm OS volume is restarted while accessing files on the recovery disk the recovery disk is not re-associated back into the IRRTm volume.

Windows 8 – 64


Accelerating OS after cache disassociation from missing passthrough disk induces BSOD F4 intermittently

Windows 7 – 64


CrashDump causes G2TB OS Volume to become failed or degraded intermittently

Windows 8 – 64