My question is, can I upgrade my Windows Intel RST driver to the newest version (v184.108.40.2066) even though my BIOS still uses the older version of RST for the hardware?Would there be any benefit/drawbacks to upgrading my Windows RST driver to v220.127.116.116?Of course with GIGABYTE's exclusive Dual BIOS Technology even if something goes wrong, we've got you covered with the onboard backup BIOS.* Latest Intel drivers are required before Optane Memory can function properly. (The SATA controller mode is changed to Intel RST Premium With Intel Optane System Acceleration from AHCI mode. Guess what happened to my Intel Rapid Storage Technology RAID-1 -setup. Also, by the looks of it I wasn't alone with this: . Now I remember again why I typically don't use motherboard "fake" RAIDs.
On Windows, I also use the same matching version of the Intel RST driver (v10.5.0.1026) because that is what Asus has available for download on their website.
It will migrate data for hours: When it finishes, there will be only one drive left: As the end result, the BIOS was upgraded, RAID-1 was rebuilt and I was happy again. It was such a relief to figure out that there is a safe way to make it work again, without losing data.
All it took was 6 hours of rebuild time and a lot of stress! I my case OS was on separate SSD drive, RAID1 was made for user data (2x HDD).
Have a BSOD after you’ve installed the latest version of Intel RST from Intel’s download center? After that Intel RST service still starts up, shows the status etc, disks are fine, everything seems to work, even after another (deliberate) reboot.
During the boot, staring at the Windows logo and the spinning wheel, after a minute or two getting just INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE error and “we must reboot” message? Only weird thing was that System Restore for the C: drive was turned off.