Intel® Rapid Storage Technology 15.7.0.1014 Production Version Release 

 

10 June 2017


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Supported Operating Systems

Microsoft Windows 7* 1 2

Microsoft Windows 7 x64 Edition* 2

Microsoft Windows 8.1*1 2

Microsoft Windows 8.1 x64 Edition* 2

Microsoft Windows 10* 1

Microsoft Windows 10 x64 Edition*

Microsoft Windows 10 TH2* 1

Microsoft Windows 10 TH2 x64 Edition*

 Microsoft Windows 10 Redstone1*

 Microsoft Windows 10 Redstone2*

Microsoft Windows Server 2016 x64 Edition*  

1 - These OS versions pass validation testing, but are not WHQL certified.

2 – These OS versions are supported on SKL platform only and not supported on KBL platform.

Revision History

Date

Driver Revision

Build Number

10 June 2017

15.7.0.1014 PV Release

1014

18 May 2017

15.7.0.1005 VC Release

1005

20 April 2017

15.7.0.1002 VC Release

1002

 Notes:  

1.     Known Issue is defined as a potential RST issue that has been replicated internally by the Rapid Storage Technology team but has not been root caused to be an RST defect.

2.     The RAID OROM & UEFI version for this release is 15.7.0.3054, the driver and user interface version is 15.7.0.1014. For RST Premium features (RAID, SRT, Optane), it is recommended that both the pre-OS and RST OS driver components are updated. Please contact your CE for further details.

3.  This driver release can be used on KBL platform with RS2 OS and also on KBL-R platforms.

4.  Latest version of OEM Technical Guide for SKL and KBL is available on CDI and Document no. is 573040.

 

Updated Features

Opal* BIOS Password support for NVMe pass-through devices

Supported Hardware

SKUs shown below with (A) symbol supports AHCI mode only

SKUs shown below with (O) symbol supports both AHCI and OptaneTM modes only

Chipset Name

Platform

SKU Details

Intel® 8thGeneration Core Processor Family Platform I/O SATA AHCI/RAID Controller

Kaby Lake-R

SPT PCH-LP

(Mobile-LP)

·        Base-U (A)

·        Premium-U

·        Premium - Y

 

Intel® 200 Series Chipset Family

Kabylake S Desktop SKUs KPT-H

·        Q250 (O)

·        B250 (O)

·        Z270

·        H270

·        Q270

·        C236**

·        X299 #

Intel® 7th Generation Core Processor Family Platform I/O SATA AHCI/RAID Controller

Kabylake

SPT PCH-LP

(Mobile-LP)

·        Base-U (A)

·        Premium-U

·        Premium-Y

Intel® 100/C230 Series Chipset Family

Kabylake Halo

 SPT PCH-H (Mobile/Mobile WS)

·        HM175

·        QM175

·        CM238

 

N – 1 (No Intel® Optane™ Memory Support)

Intel® 100/C230 Series Chipset Family

Skylake

SPT PCH-H (Desktop/WS)

·        H110 (A)

·        Q150 (A)

·        B150 (A)

·        Z170

·        H170

·        Q170

·        C236

Intel® 100/C230 Series Chipset Family

Skylake Halo

SPT-H

(Mobile/Mobile WS)

·        HM170/HM175

·        QM170/QM175

·        CM236/CM238

Intel® 6th Generation Core Processor Family Platform I/O SATA AHCI/RAID Controller

Skylake

SPT PCH-LP (Mobile)

·        Base-U (A)

·        Premium-U

·        Premium-Y

 

** Greenlow-R support

# Supports SKL-X and KBL-X processors

 

 

Resolved Issues

 

Resolved Issues In 15.7.0.1014 PV Release

 

ID

Title

Operating System

1805149027

BSOD on specific NVMe devices during S3 testing

windows.10_rs2.x64

1805142920

Error occurred after OptaneUI installation

windows.10_rs2.x64

 

 

Resolved Issues In 15.7.0.1010 Release

 

ID

Title

Operating System

1805109668

SATA DevSLP sometimes does not assert or takes too long to assert blocking SLP_S0#

windows.10_rs2.x64

1805100761

The "An unknown error occurred” window pops up when clearing metadata from RST UI

windows.10_rs2.x64

1805111934

BSOD during recovery with Optane enabled

windows.10_rs1.x64

1805101707

The Optane brand Name in Chinese language is not correct

windows.10_rs1.x64,

windows.10_rs2.x64

1805132178

BSOD while Doing S3/S4 with NVME SSD

windows.10_rs1.x64

1805132178

SRT gets disabled automatically during S3/S4 Cycling test

windows.10_rs1.x64

1804716968

Internal error when creating OptaneVolume with SSD as slow drive

uefi

1804719493

[RCfgSata] Incorrect OptaneMemory volume state during separation

uefi

1804728115

Preserving user data failed when creation of OptaneVolume was interrupted by hard reset and deconcatenation performed in PreOS

uefi

1804731061

HDD/SSD can't create Optane Volume in UEFI Shell in B250 platform

uefi

1804661243

RCfgSata allows to create OptaneMemory with incorrect argument.

uefi

1804861973

NvmePassThru protocol is not uninstalled when unloading the RaidDriver

uefi

1804861125

PreOs does not remove OptaneVolume metadata

uefi

1804861107

PreOS HII 'Status' for Optane Memory module shows as 'Cache' when it is 'Disabled' when booted without it's paired slow media

uefi

1804922623

After deconcat Optane by RcfgSata - system crash and goes to recovery

uefi

 

 

Resolved Issues In 15.7.0.1005 VC Release

 

ID

Title

Operating System

1804660358

 ATTO score of RAID0 volume below the Single Disk after enable Writeback on the RAID0

windows.10_rs1.x64

1804862073

Optane UI does not terminate the process when closed from taskbar

 windows.10_rs1.x64

1804735661

[RST UI] After bad blocks were found while migrating, opening UI shows two popups

 windows.10_rs1.x64

1804927303

System BSOD occurred after running "DG_Readiness_Tool_v3.0.ps1 -Capable" on Win10 Enterprise OS

windows.10_rs2.x64

1804721916

BSOD: DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION in Stony Beach firmware test

 windows.10_rs1.x64

1804921626

Inconsistent Trademark & Registered names in Intel Optane Memory Readme file

windows.10_rs1.x64

1804920327

UI/MW gives an option to use disabled Optane device as fast drive

 windows.10_rs1.x64

1804784881

[HotPlug] Removing pass through SSHD disk sporadically causes BSOD

windows.10_rs1.x64

1804906136

It is not possible to enable Optane with CLI with BC=12GB, FC=1GB on Stoney Beach 16GB

 

1804784915

UI, CLI won't remove Optane Metadata if exists on Fast drive

 

1804721914

DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL BSOD in Stony Beach firmware test

 

1804723961

[OptaneUI] Better warning needed when enabling Optane if Stoney Beach is a file system

 

1804731137

OptaneTrayIcon returns messageboxes in a loop.

windows.10_rs2.x64

1804739994

rstcli –I shows irrelevant/misleading information for OptaneVolume

 

1804920286

Wrong string information displayed under Help menu in RST GUI

windows.10_rs2.x64

1804708411

iaStoAfs warning in Windows Event Log

 

1804785052

 

RST UI cannot be opened when you plug 2 SATA ODD’s + 3 SATA HDD’s (RAID5 volume created)

windows.10_rs1.x64

1804906448

Optane module not detected properly when Optane not supported

 

1804306372

SmartSendDriveCommand to Enable or Disable smart returns incorrect values after sending to Nvme device in Optane Volume

 

1804860839

Optane naming in device manager shows improper driver version

 

1504422653

Optane Volume cannot be enabled when using Optane disk with previous OS installation as the fast media

windows.10_rs1.x64

1804857981

Cannot Enable Optane on Basin Falls SKL-X platform

 

1804751257

loadCache not working correctly

 

1804736259

Optane Memory is enabled in RST UI, even after trying to cancel in Pre OS environment [in NativeApp]

windows.10_rs1.x64

1804333619

HII_CONFIG_ACCESS_PROTOCOL does NOT Pass some SCT tests

 

1804333654

EFI_BLOCK_IO_PROTOCOL does NOT Pass some SCT tests

 

1804334208

RCmpSata hangs when executing tests

uefi

1208970237

 Abnormal status in PreOS after creating OptaneVolume using UI and Opal Sata device

 

1804346011

Cannot boot to OS after creating OptaneVolume with FileCache=0

 

1804335243

Cannot log to an encrypted SRT volume - Unknown User EE050002 Error

 

1804671816

[RCfgSata] Progress bar appears with a delay when performing safe deconcat with OS on OptaneMemory volume

 

1804340990

Cannot use left/right arrow in RAID menu (Ctrl I) after we idle test unit more than one minute.

windows.7.x64

1804669456

RAID0 is lost after un-plugging and re-plugging NVMe RAID0 volume.

windows.10_rs1.x64

1804687112

With RAID & RST Controller enabled, NVMe device can't be detected.

windows.10_rs1.x64

1804660676

HDD is not detecting in Boot Sequence manager Menu after Optane enable using RcfgSata.efi

windows.10_rs1.x64

1804732536

Optane Memory module and SATA drive don't display in Optane Memory UI after disable Optane Memory Volume.

windows.10_rs1.x64

1804717582

Cannot boot to OS after synchronizing data and reset to non-RAID on SRT volume (Maximized mode)

 

1804661243

RCfgSata allows to create OptaneMemory with incorrect argument

 

1804279936

Could not deconcat Optane volume from RcfgSata.efi with migration under OS

windows.10_th.x64

1804280004

Different serial reported by RCfgSata.efi when drive is connected, and when it is missing

uefi

1804279934

[RcfgSata] Could not create OptaneVolume with preserving existing OS

uefi,
windows.10_th.x64

 

 

Known Issues

 

Known Issues In 15.7.0.1014 PV Release

 

ID

Title

Operating System

1805124574

If uncorrectable error occurs on one of the disks of RAID1 volume,  system does not boot

windows.10_rs1.x64

1805118237

In the system report the type of OptaneVolume is displayed “Unknown”

windows.10_rs2.x64

1805116821

Unexpected page will show. It would not be back to previous page when press "ESC".

windows.10_rs2.x64

1805114506

iRST RAID1, member disk drives inconsistent, showing differences after Verify & Fix

windows.7.x64

1805112070

Cannot create and delete Optane volume via UEFI shell using RCfgSata.efi

windows.10_rs2.x64

1804926575

HDD is lost under Window OS in RAID mode.

windows.10_rs1.x64

1804926100

“Migration type” in BIOS setting show "unknown" after create Intel Optane memory by RCfgsata.efi under EFI shell

windows.10_rs1.x64

1804925787

System run into black screen with bugcheck D1 during MS stress

windows.10_rs2.x64

1804921541

Bit locker encryption speed is slower after installing IRST driver

windows.10_rs1.x64

1804921338

System event error "Intel Optane Memory Service Terminated" > 90times with 32GB Stoney Beach during S4 cycling.

windows.10_rs1.x64

1804861118

S4 failed in Win10 RS1 with RAID 0/1 of remapped 128GB PCIe AHCI SSD

windows.10_rs1.x64

1804861107

PreOS HII 'Status' for Optane Memory module shows as 'Cache' when it is 'Disabled' when booted without it's paired slow media

none

1804859893

Intel Optane Memory installer does not restart after repair

windows.10_rs1.x64

1804859860

After installing Optane UI and reboot, nothing happens for half a min.

windows.10_rs1.x64

1804785057

CRC Error occurs when using CPRM DVD-RW drive

windows.10_th.x64

1804736635

System encounters BSOD with Bugcheck error - INTERNAL_POWER_ERROR(0xA0)

windows.10_rs1.x64

1804734666

 SATA device lost if you load RST f6 driver from SATA ODD during win7/win10 installation, fails to install OS.

windows.10_rs1.x64

1804734655

 BSOD at IDLE on Win10,RS2 (15031) 32 bit only (no issue on 64bit)

windows.10_rs2.x32

1804734358

System will show BSOD "DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION" during S4 stress

windows.10_rs1.x64

1804731059

With Optane enabled , IRST driver version can be downgrade to 15.2

windows.10_rs1.x64

1804719502

Clear-Cache using CLI is failing after interrupting the Clear cache process

windows.10_rs1.x64

1804718251

Optane volume not showing after installing Windows

windows.10_rs1.x64

1804708862

Cannot enter Master SSD (port number is smaller) after reset Recovery disk (port number is bigger) to non-RAID and reboot.

windows.10_rs1.x64

1804708855

Shows Disk on Controller Unknown, Port Unknown after reset RAID in system report.

windows.10_rs1.x64

1804708833

CPU exception happened when reconnect RAID controller when insert 2 NVMe with RAID mode enable

windows.10_rs1.x64

1804672523

Cannot enter into S3 or resume from S3 smoothly

windows.10_rs1.x64

1804657071

File created in EFI shell with SRT enabled is gone after reboot

preOS

1804342366

OS does not run smoothly during about one minute after resume from s3.

windows.10_th.x64

1804279982

Disk was removed from RRT volume after clicking "Access recovery disk files"

windows.10_th.x64,

windows.8_1.x64

1804279690

After setting cache policy to off and setting mode write back, cahce policy is on.

windows.8_1.x64

1804279652

[SKL] RST performance lower than MSFT on PCIe-AHCI SSD

windows.10_th.x64

1804279539

Disk is locked/unlocked after back from S4 with password enter/not enter

windows.8_1.x64

1804279225

Error when deleting volume during or after rebuild has completed

windows.8_1.x64

1804279202

Disk Drive Model Changed after enabling SRT

windows.10_rs1.x64,

windows.8.x64,

windows.8_1.x64

 

 

Terminology

Common Terms and Acronyms

Definition

AEN

Asynchronous Event Notification

AHCI

Advanced Host Controller Interface

ATA

Advanced Technology Attachment

ATAPI

Advanced Technology Attachment Packet Interface

BIOS

Basic Input / Output System

BUS PROTOCOL GROUP

A bus protocol group represents a set of bus protocols with similar performance characteristics. Bus Protocol Groups are listed here in decending order of speed:

1- PCIe
2- SATA

Chipset

A term used to define a collection of The PNHCI components required to make a PC function.

CSMI

OEM Common Storage Management Interface for reporting RAID configurations and SMP, SSP, STP pass through.

DEVSLP

Serial ATA Device Sleep

DMA

Direct Memory Access

DOS

Disk Operating System

DIPM

Device Initiated Power Management

Disk’s Write Cache

A memory device within a hard drive, which is allocated for the temporary storage of data before that data is copied to its permanent storage location.

GB

Giga-byte = 10243bytes

HDD

Hard Disk Drive

HIPM

Host Initiated Power Management

Hot Plug

A term used to describe the removal or insertion of a SATA disk while the system is powered on.

ICH

Input / Output Controller Hub

InstantGo*

Microsoft Windows* 8.1 connected standby low-power state that features extremely low power consumption while maintaining Internet connectivity.

KB

Kilo-byte   = 1024bytes

LPM

Link Power Management

M.2

Specification for internally mounted computer expansion cards and associated connectors. It replaces the mSATA standard. Formerly known as the Next Generation Form Factor (NGFF)

MB

Mega-bytes  = 10242bytes

MEMORY GROUP

A memory group represents a set of backend storage media types with similar performance characteristics. Memory Groups are listed here in ascending order of speed:

1- Spindle Device (HDD)                                              4- PCIe NAND Device (SSD)

2- NAND Spindle Hybrid Device                                 5- PCIe NAND Device (SXP)

3- PCH SATA NAND Device (SSD)        

mSATA

Computer bus interface that connects host bus adapters to mass storage devices such as hard disk drives and optical drives. Uses PCI Express Mini Card-like connector that is electrically SATA.

NAI

Notification Area Icon

NTFS

NT File System

NVC

Non-Volatile Cache

NVMe

Non-Volatile Memory Express: Non-Volatile Memory Host Controller Interface Specification (NVMHCI), is a specification for accessing solid-state drives (SSDs) attached through the PCI Express (PCIe) bus

OEM

Original Equipment Manufacturer

ODD

Optical Disk Drive

OROM

Option ROM

OS

Operating System

PCH

Platform Controller Hub

PCIe

PCI Express (Peripheral Component Interconnect Express): is a high-speed serial computer expansion bus standard

Port

The point at which a SATA drive physically connects to the SATA controller.

PRD

Product Requirements Document

PUIS

Power Up In Standby - Drive feature that allows a spindle device to be powered up in standby mode without spinning the disk up.

RAID

Redundant Array of Independent Disks
Matrix RAID: A configuration supporting two RAID levels by having two volumes in a single RAID array that use Intel® RST

RTD3

Runtime D3

RS2

Redstone2

SATA

Serial ATA

SIPM

Software Initiated Power Management

S.M.A.R.T.

Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology: an open standard for developing hard drives and software systems that automatically monitors a hard drive’s health and reports potential problems.

SED

Self-Encrypting Drive

SRT

Smart Response Technology. Intel® RST’s premium feature to use caching technology that enables caching of a device or volume using a faster device

SSD

Solid State Drive – non volatile memory used as storage media

SSHD

Solid-State Hybrid Drive

TB

Tera-byte = 10244bytes

UEFI

UEFI pre-OS driver

UI

User Interface

VC

Validation Candidate

ZPODD

Zero Power Optical Disk Drive