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Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology Driver for Windows XP - ThinkPad Edge E431, E531
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Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology Driver
555.07 KB Apr 2013
README for Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology Driver
6.83 KB Apr 2013

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

Device name Device name in the Device Manager
Intel(R) 7 Series Chipset Family SATA AHCI Controller Intel(R) 7 Series Chipset Family SATA AHCI Controller


  • 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.


Supported ThinkPad systems
Supported Operating System
Summary of changes
Installation Instructions
Determining which version is installed


Supported ThinkPad Systems
  • ThinkPad Edge E431
  • ThinkPad Edge E531
Supported Operating System
  • Microsoft Windows XP
Summary of Changes


  • < > Graphics driver / Audio driver version numbers
  • [Important] Important update
  • (New) New function or enhancement
  • (Fix) Correction to existing function

Version <>

  • (New) Initial release for ThinkPad Edge E431,E531.

Please refer to the README file under the "File details" section for a complete list of changes fixed by this driver update.



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 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.


Installation Instructions


  • 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. Click once on 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 an administrator account.
  2. Locate the folder where the file was downloaded.
  3. Locate the file that was downloaded and double-click 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 the step 9.
  7. Click Finish to complete extraction.

[Installing files]

  1. Click Start.
  2. Right-click Computer, and then click Properties. At the left pane, click Device Manager.
  3. Double-click the IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers category.
  4. Double-click Intel? 7 Series Chipset Family SATA AHCI Controller.
  5. Click the Driver tab, then click Update Driver Software...
  6. Click Browse my computer for driver software.
  7. Click Browse..., then point to driver location specified in step 9.
  8. Make sure the checkbox next to "Include subfolders" is checked and click
  9. Click Close when the installation has completed.
  10. Click Yes to restart the computer.

Finally delete the file saved in Step 4.

Determining which version is installed

[Windows XP Profesional]

  1. Click Start.
  2. Right-click Computer, and then click Properties.
  3. At the left pane, click Device Manager.
  4. Double-click IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers category.
  5. Double-click Intel(R) 7 Series Chipset Family SATA AHCI Controller.
  6. Click the Driver tab.
  7. Check Driver Version.


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