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Intel® Rapid Storage Technology Dangerous?


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#1 12padams

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 07:45 AM

I am having very bad issues with getting my 3TB hard drive detected. Windows 7 disc management is only detecting 746.39 Gb of unallocated space on my 3TB internal hard drive with GPT. I previously got it set up with NTFS in ubuntu which formatted a 2.72 TB partition but unfortunately after using about 1TB of the drive in windows the data was overwriting itself and corrupting the harddrive.

 

I spent $150 getting my BIOS flashed, wiped the drive, removed the partition and now boom, same original problem... HOW DO I FIX THIS?

 

I heard installing Intel® Rapid Storage Technology driver or something can and has fixed the problem for people but I am unsure of whether or not I should install this. Is it like a BIOS Flash? In otherwords can installing the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology driver completely stuff up my computer making it unbootable?

 

My main 500 gig boot drive with windows 7 is MBR while the secondary 3TB GPT drive is just for data such as videos. Will Intel® Rapid Storage Technology stop my MBR main drive from functioning properly?

 

Should I install Intel® Rapid Storage Technology or not? I am really confused about the risks. Its just a windows setup file/installer but I'm really worried.

 

Stuff like this makes me not want to install it:

http://www.overclock.net/t/1215992/intel-rapid-storage-technology-installed-cant-boot/10

https://communities.intel.com/thread/30314

https://communities.intel.com/thread/32400

 

I've heard that RST thing helping a lot of people however such as this guy:

 

I'm scared! I want the problem fixed but I don't want to mess up the computer!


Edited by 12padams, 31 January 2014 - 07:46 AM.


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