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Can I upgrade from Intel Matrix Storage to Rapid Storage?


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#1 n01paranoid

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Posted 25 April 2016 - 06:31 AM

I currently have the Intel ICH9M E/M Sata AHCI Controller, driver version 8.9.0.1023 dated 4 June 2009. Does anyone know if it's possible to upgrade to Intel Rapid Storage Technology, and if so, what's the latest version I can safely upgrade to, and do I need to make any BIOS changes?

 

As usual any help is really appreciated.


Edited by hamluis, 25 April 2016 - 10:56 AM.
Moved from Win 7 to Internal Hardware - Hamluis.


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Posted 25 April 2016 - 08:23 AM

I have an Intel ICH9R controller and am using the same driver version. Was not able to find a newer one. I think the newer drivers aren't compatible anymore.

(Windows 7 has been installed few weeks ago.)


Edited by devilus, 25 April 2016 - 08:24 AM.

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Posted 25 April 2016 - 03:08 PM

The Intel Matrix Storage and Rapid Storage are for two different vintages of chipsets so the short answer is no.
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Posted 26 April 2016 - 04:00 AM

Thanks a lot for the replies. Am I right in thinking that rules out the possibility of upgrading from W7 to W10?



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Posted 26 April 2016 - 06:14 AM

No; Windows 10 should work just fine; but, you'd be strongly advised to "start from scratch" meaning back up your stuff, make a pile or list of software to reinstall, and make a bootable, Windows 10 DVD using the Media Creation tool: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10 (Use the Download tool now button)  Then, boot to the DVD (F12) and, when you get to the disk options, delete all of the partitions on the existing drive and choose next to let Windows create the partitions it wants to.

I, as a note, would choose the 32 bit version of Windows 10 as it will run much better on that PC.


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