Intel® Rapid Storage Technology 15.8.1.1007 Production Version Release 

 

12 Sept 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 only on SKL platform and not supported on any future platforms starting KBL.

Revision History

Date

Driver Revision

Build Number

12 Sept 2017

15.8.1.1007 PV Release

1007

21 August 2017

15.8.1.1007 PC Release

1007

28 July 2017

15.8.0.1006 PV Release

1006

29 June 2017

15.8.0.1004 VC Release

1004

2 June 2017

15.8.0.1002 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 15.8.0.3109, the driver and user interface version is 15.8.1.1007. 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 CFL–S with KBL-R PCH platform.

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

Updated Features

Modify the current driver code to include hidden partitions when shrinking the last partition on the system drive by 5MB to make space for RST metadata when enabling premium features.

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® 200 Series Chipset Family

Coffee Lake (CFL-S) Desktop SKU KBP-H

·        Z370

 

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

Kaby Lake-Refresh (KBL-R)

SPT PCH-LP

(Mobile-LP)

·        Base-U (A)

·        Premium

·        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 15.8.1.1007 PV Release

 

ID

Title

Operating System

1805284752

Black screen without backlight on the system when run S4 and dump bug check 'D1' which pointed to iaStorA.sys

windows.10_rs2.x64

1805178399

BSOD occurred with Network card when running System - Sleep and PNP (disable and enable) with IO.

windows.7.x64

1805289807

S3 long run will show Black screen (BSOD_0xD1_DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL)

windows.10_rs2.x64

1805303808

BSOD during S3/S4 cycling with a bug check 0xEF(CRITICAL_PROCESS_DIED)

windows.10_rs2.x64

1805246045

Error 0xA007000B during enabling and disabling Optane

windows.10_x64

 

 

Resolved Issues In 15.8.0.1006 PV Release

 

ID

Title

Operating System

1805168878

F6 driver issue (ports 6,7) using RST 15.7.1.1015

windows.10_rs2.x64

1804734666

 SATA device is lost after loading RST f6 driver from SATA ODD during win7/win10 installation, OS install fails.

windows.10_rs1.x64

1804669082

ODD missing after offline ejection during manufacturing process

windows.10_rs1.x64

1805168773

[UI] Wrong disk usage text when Optane Enabled and chosen fast disk

windows.10_rs1.x64

1805118237

In the system report, the type of Optane_Volume is displayed as "Unknown".

windows.10_rs2.x64

1804722090

[OptaneVolume]HDD often not entering D3 cold when RTD3 setting is enabled on slp_S0, the slow drive (HDD) randomly does not enter D3 cold when RTD3 is enabled

 

1804342366

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

windows.10_th.x64

1805149020

OSCrash in AV_CODE_AV_hiber_iaStorA!Unknown_Function.

 

1804346011

Cannot boot to OS after creating OptaneVolume with FileCache = 0

 

1804335243

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

 

1804334208

RCmpSata hangs when executing tests

uefi

1804671816

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

 

1804717582

Cannot boot to OS after synchronize data and reset to nonRAID on SRT volume (Maximized mode)

 

1804325140

 Intel RAID UEFI driver will build an unknown device

uefi

1804687112

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

windows.10_rs1.x64

1804732536

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

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

1804669456

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

windows.10_rs1.x64

1804657071

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

uefi

1804660676

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

windows.10_rs1.x64

1804340990

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

windows.7.x64

1804340991

Found the keyboard lose function at the "Ctrl+I" menu in RAID mode after touching the touchpad

windows.10_rs1.x64

1804335206

System BSOD will occur after updating IRST OROM

windows.10_rs1.x64

1805171157

Some words in Optane help message are misspelled in BIOS setup

windows.10_rs2.x64

1804708833

CPU exception occurred when reconnect RAID controller with 2 NVMe in RAID mode

windows.10_rs1.x64

1805114781

After deconcat OptaneVolume in winpe - system crashes and goes to recovery

 

 

 

Resolved Issues In 15.8.0.1004 VC Release

 

ID

Title

Operating System

1805124287

After loading driver in WinPE, Optane is broken

 

1805144354

Un-check the Write-Cache option and after S3/S4 the option will be back to checked.

windows.10_rs2.x64

1805149027

BSOD on some NVMe devices during S3 cycles on KBL platform

windows.10_rs2.x64

1805109668

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

windows.10_rs2.x64

1604373057

Observed BSOD [DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE (9f)]- Pointing to RST Driver, During S4 Cycle Long Run Test.

windows.10_rs2.x64

 

Known Issues

 

Known Issues In 15.8.0.1006 PV Release

 

ID

Title

Operating System

1805134315

BSOD during S4 Stress test (DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION)

windows.10_rs2.x64

1805134308

 The system BSOD occurs after resume from S4 & S5 with 2 NVMe SSD's attached.

windows.10_rs1.x64

1805133882

 Optane enablement failed with 0XA0070001 Error on few 16GB SB_QS (firmware : 300_01) samples

windows.10_rs2.x64

1805124574

System fails to boot after introducing uncorrectable error on one of the RAID1 disks

windows.10_rs1.x64

1805116821

MT_Unexpected page will show. It would not go 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

PreOS Can't create and delete Optane volume via UEFI shell using RCfgSata.efi

windows.10_rs2.x64

1804926087

Rename "Intel Chipset SATA RAID Controller" to "Intel Chipset SATA RST Premium Controller"

 

1804925787

System runinto black screen with bugcheck D1 during MS stress

windows.10_rs2.x64

1804921541

Bitlocker encryption speed is slower after install IRST driver

windows.10_rs1.x64

1804921338

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

windows.10_rs1.x64

1804859860

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

windows.10_rs1.x64

1804736635

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

windows.10_rs1.x64

1804734666

 SATA device is lost after loading RST f6 driver from SATA ODD during win7/win10 installation, OS install fails.

windows.10_rs1.x64

1804731668

 Optane UI - installation log not found

windows.10_rs1.x64

1804719502

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

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

1804279982

RRT - disk was removed from RRT volume after clicked "Access recovery disk files"

windows.10_th.x64,
windows.8_1.x64

1804279690

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

windows.8_1.x64

1804279652

RST performance lower than MSFT driver 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

1804279414

 DevSlpRegEditTool creates reg keys with invalid disk product_id

windows.10_th.x64

1804279225

Error when deleting volume during or after rebuild has completed

windows.8_1.x64

1804279202

 Disk Drive Model Changed after SRT is Enabled

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