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Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver for Windows 8.1 (64-bit), 8 (64-bit), 7 (64-bit) - ThinkPad

Note for ThinkPad X1 Carbon users:
This document supports both X1 Carbon (Type 3443, 3444, 3446, 3448, 3460, 3462, 3463) and X1 Carbon (Type 20A7, 20A8).
To find your X1 Carbon Type, please click here for more details.

 

This package installs the software (Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver) to enable the following devices.

  • Intel 8 Series Chipset Family SATA AHCI Controller
  • Intel 7 Series Chipset Family SATA AHCI Controller
  • Intel 5 Series 6 Port SATA AHCI Controller
  • Intel Mobile Express Chipset SATA AHCI Controller

Note:

  • If this package has been installed, updating (overwrite-installing) this package will fix problems, add new functions, or expand functions as noted below.
  • This program is language independent and can be used with any language system.

 

Contents
Supported ThinkPad Systems
Supported Operating Systems
Summary of Changes
Notes
Installation Instructions
Determining which version is installed

 

Supported ThinkPad Systems

[Windows 8.1 support]

  • T430, T430i, T430s, T430si, T440, T440p, T440s
  • T530, T530i, T540p
  • X1 Carbon
  • X1 Carbon (Machine types: 20A7, 20A8)
  • X230, X230i, X230s, X230 Tablet, X230i Tablet,X240, X240s
  • W530, W540

[Windows 8 support]

  • T410, T410i, T410s, T410si, T420, T420i, T420s
  • T420si, T430, T430i, T430s, T430si, T440, T440p,T440s
  • T510, T510i, T520, T520i, T530, T530i, T540p
  • W510, W520, W530, W540
  • W701, W701ds
  • X1, X1 Carbon, X1 Hybrid
  • X201, X201i, X201s, X201 Tablet, X220, X220i,
  • X220 Tablet, X220i Tablet, X230, X230i, X230 Tablet,X230i Tablet, X230s, X240, X240s

[Windows 7 support]

Caution: This package should not be installed on any platforms other than below for Windows 7.

  • T440, T440s, T440p, T540p
  • W540
  • X1 Carbon (Machine types: 20A7, 20A8)
  • X240, X240s

 

Supported Operating Systems
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 (64-bit)
  • Microsoft Windows 8 (64-bit)
  • Microsoft Windows 7 (64-bit)

 

Summary of Changes

Where:

  • [Important] Important update
  • (New) New function or enhancement
  • (Fix) Correction to existing function

Version 12.8.10.1005

  • (Fix) Reorganized the list of Support models.
  • (Fix) Fixed an issue of No-boot with Virtual ODD soft installed.
  • (Fix) Fixed an issue where HDD in ultrabay did not appear in safely remove hardware icon on the task tray.
  • (Fix) Fixed an issue where it took long time to resume from deep sleep with ODD.

Version 12.8.0.1016

  • (New) Added support for ThinkPad X1 Carbon (Machine types: 20A7, 20A8).
  • (New) Added support for Windows 8.1 64-bit for ThinkPad X1 Carbon.
  • (New) Added support for ThinkPad T540p, W540.
  • [Important] Added support for Windows 8.1 64-bit.
  • [Important] Added support for Windows 7 64-bit. Refer to Support models.
  • (New) Enhanced the device driver functionality.

Version 12.7.1.1000

  • (New) Added support for ThinkPad T440, X240.

Note:
Please refer to the README file for a complete list of changes fixed by this driver update.

 

Notes
  • A Blue Screen error will come up on the Windows preload when these models boot with "Compatible" mode instead of "AHCI" that is modified from the ThinkPad (BIOS) Setup/Config/Serial SATA menu. This is caused by an absence of a compatible
    driver on the Windows preload. Stay "AHCI" mode when you boot Windows preload.
  • The following setting is recommended for better performance.
    [ Windows 8 / Windows 8.1 ]
    [Mouse and Keyboard]
    1. Hold down the Windows logo key and press X to open a menu at the lower-left
      area of the screen.
    2. Select Device Manager from the menu.
    3. Double-click the Disk drives category.
    4. Double-click a system drive listed.
    5. Select the Policies tab.
    6. Check the checkbox next to "Turn off Windows write-cache buffer flushing on the device".
    7. Select OK.

    [Touch]
    1. Press the Windows logo button to display the Start screen.
    2. Swipe in from the bottom edge of the touchscreen to display the App bar.
    3. Select All Apps.
    4. Select Control Panel.
    5. Select System and Security.
    6. Select Device Manager in the System section.
    7. Double-tap the Disk Drives category.
    8. Double-tap a system drive listed.
    9. Select the Policies tab.
    10. Check the checkbox next to "Turn off Windows write-cache buffer flushing on the device".
    11. Select OK.


    [ Windows 7 ]

    1. Select Start.
    2. Right-click/press and hold Computer, and then select Properties.
    3. At the left pane, select Device Manager.
    4. Double-click/double-tap the Disk drives category.
    5. Double-click/double-tap a system drive listed.
    6. Select the Policies tab.
    7. Check the checkbox next to "Turn off Windows write-cache buffer flushing on the device".
    8. Select OK.

 

Installation instructions

Note:

  • If your computer runs satisfactorily now, it may not be necessary to update the software. To determine if you should update the software, refer to the Version Information section.
Manual Install

This section assumes to use Internet Explorer and Windows Explorer.

[Downloading file]

  1. Select the underlined file name. Once this is done, some pop-up windows will appear.
  2. Follow the instructions on the screen.
  3. In the window to choose Run or Save, click the Save button.
  4. Choose the folder you would like to download the file to and click the Save button. A different window will appear and the download will begin and complete. Once the download has completed, there may or may not be a message stating that the download completed successfully.

[Extracting file]

  1. Make sure to be logged on with administrative privileges.
  2. Locate the folder where the file was downloaded.
  3. Locate the file that was downloaded and double-click/double-tap it.
  4. Follow the instructions on the screen.
  5. In the "Select Destination Location" window, click Next. If you would like to select a different folder, click Browse.
  6. In the "Ready to Install" window, click Install. All the necessary files will be extracted to the folder selected in Step 9.
  7. Uncheck the checkbox next to "Install ..... now", and then click Finish to complete extraction.

[Installing files]

[ Windows 8 / Windows 8.1 ]

[Mouse and Keyboard]

  1. Hold down the Windows logo key and press X to open a menu at the lower-left
    area of the screen.
  2. Select Device Manager from the menu.
  3. Double-click the IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers or Storage controllers category.
  4. Double-click either of the following devices;
    • Standard AHCI 1.0 Serial ATA Controller
    • Intel(R) 8 Series Chipset Family SATA AHCI Controller
    • Intel(R) 7 Series Chipset Family SATA AHCI Controller
    • Intel(R) 5 Series 6 Port SATA AHCI Controller
    • Intel(R) Mobile Express Chipset SATA AHCI Controller
  5. Select the Driver tab, then select Update Driver.
  6. Select Browse my computer for driver software.
  7. Select Browse..., then point to driver location specified in step 9.
  8. Make sure the checkbox next to "Include subfolders" is checked and select Next.
  9. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete installation and restart the computer.

[Touch]

  1. Press the Windows logo button to display the Start screen.
  2. Swipe in from the bottom edge of the touchscreen to display the App bar.
  3. Select All Apps.
  4. Select Control Panel.
  5. Select System and Security.
  6. Select Device Manager in the System section.
  7. Double-tap the IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers or Storage controllers category.
  8. Double-tap either of the following devices;
    • Standard AHCI 1.0 Serial ATA Controller
    • Intel(R) 8 Series Chipset Family SATA AHCI Controller
    • Intel(R) 7 Series Chipset Family SATA AHCI Controller
    • Intel(R) 5 Series 6 Port SATA AHCI Controller
    • Intel(R) Mobile Express Chipset SATA AHCI Controller
  9. Select the Driver tab, then select Update Driver.
  10. Select Browse my computer for driver software.
  11. Select Browse..., then point to driver location specified in step 9.
  12. Make sure the checkbox next to "Include subfolders" is checked and select Next.
  13. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete installation and restart the computer.

Finally delete the file saved in the step 4.

 

[ Windows 7 ]

  1. Select Start.
  2. Right-click/press and hold Computer, and then select Properties. At the left pane, select Device Manager.
  3. Double-click the IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers or Storage controllers category.
  4. Double-click either of the following devices;
    • Standard AHCI 1.0 Serial ATA Controller
    • Intel(R) 8 Series Chipset Family SATA AHCI Controller
    • Intel(R) 7 Series Chipset Family SATA AHCI Controller
    • Intel(R) 5 Series 6 Port SATA AHCI Controller
    • Intel(R) Mobile Express Chipset SATA AHCI Controller
  5. Select the Driver tab, then select Update Driver Software.
  6. Select Browse my computer for driver software.
  7. Select Browse..., then point to driver location specified in step 9.
  8. Make sure the checkbox next to "Include subfolders" is checked and select Next.
  9. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete installation and restart the computer.

Finally delete the file saved in the step 4.

 

Determining which Version is Installed

To check the version of the device driver that is installed on your system, follow these instructions:

Windows 8 / Windows 8.1

[Mouse and Keyboard]

  1. Hold down the Windows logo key and press X to open a menu at the lower-left
    area of the screen.
  2. Select Device Manager from the menu.
  3. Double-click the IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers or Storage controllers category.
  4. Double-click either of the following devices;
    • Intel(R) 8 Series Chipset Family SATA AHCI Controller
    • Intel(R) 7 Series Chipset Family SATA AHCI Controller
    • Intel(R) 5 Series 6 Port SATA AHCI Controller
    • Intel(R) Mobile Express Chipset SATA AHCI Controller
  5. Select the Driver tab.
  6. Check Driver Version.

[Touch]

  1. Press the Windows logo button to display the Start screen.
  2. Swipe in from the bottom edge of the touchscreen to display the App bar.
  3. Select All Apps.
  4. Select Control Panel.
  5. Select System and Security.
  6. Select Device Manager in the System section.
  7. Double-tap the IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers or Storage controllers category.
  8. Double-tap either of the following devices;
    • Intel(R) 8 Series Chipset Family SATA AHCI Controller
    • Intel(R) 7 Series Chipset Family SATA AHCI Controller
    • Intel(R) 5 Series 6 Port SATA AHCI Controller
    • Intel(R) Mobile Express Chipset SATA AHCI Controller
  9. Select the Driver tab.
  10. Check Driver Version.

 

Windows 7
  1. Select Start.
  2. Right-click/press and hold Computer, and then select Properties.
  3. At the left pane, select Device Manager.
  4. Double-click the IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers or Storage controllers category.
  5. Double-click either of the following devices;
    • Intel(R) 8 Series Chipset Family SATA AHCI Controller
    • Intel(R) 7 Series Chipset Family SATA AHCI Controller
    • Intel(R) 5 Series 6 Port SATA AHCI Controller
    • Intel(R) Mobile Express Chipset SATA AHCI Controller
  6. Select the Driver tab.
  7. Check Driver Version.
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