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News: RAID0 TRIM official with latest RST driver

Postposted on Sat May 19, 2012 12:45 pm

When the 11.5.0.1109 RST driver first came out they indicated that TRIM was not enabled with this driver but will be enabled in the next 11.5.x driver.

The next 11.5.x driver was just released and it is driver version 11.5.0.1149

Alot of people are wondering if this driver in fact does pass the TRIM command while using a RAID 0 array as noted in the previous release.

Well It does !, But it seems its only for Windows 8 since this driver makes the device a SCSI device and Win7 can not pass the TRIM command with a SCSI device but Win8 can.

I was looking inside the 11.5.0.1149 RST GUI Help button Icon and found this below :)

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FYI: It is recommended to use RAID OROM 11.5.0.1347 with this driver
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Re: News: RAID0 TRIM official with latest RST driver

Postposted on Sat May 19, 2012 1:05 pm

How do you upgrade the RAID OROM? Is that normally part of the system BIOS/UEFI?
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Re: News: RAID0 TRIM official with latest RST driver

Postposted on Sat May 19, 2012 1:06 pm

Yeah its a module you replace inside the UEFI BIOS, Ill do it for you if you like :wink:
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Re: News: RAID0 TRIM official with latest RST driver

Postposted on Sat May 19, 2012 2:21 pm

hi garikfox,

Saw you made the same post on anandtech (don't have a user name there) - I'm looking for the 11.5 as well, though for my main system, I'll wait until intel releases the final 11.5, as beta drivers for a storage system are not the safest (though I suppose RAID0 on ocz sandforce is not the safest either, though backups are key).

And I did ask in the intel forms, and it seems one needs to update the BIOS/UEFI firmware as well to 11.5, not just the windows drivers, in order for the features of a new RST to actually work. Can anyone here confirm that or can I just put the new drivers in windows through device manager to get TRIM to work.
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Re: News: RAID0 TRIM official with latest RST driver

Postposted on Sat May 19, 2012 2:33 pm

Yeah im pretty sure youll need to update the OROM aswell, im almost positive on that

Ive been using OROM 11.5.0.1347 and the 11.5.0.1149 RST driver/software package for a few days now and seems pretty good so far. :)
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