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Intel Matrix Storage Console with Device Driver for Windows 7 (64-bit), Vista (32-bit, 64-bit) and XP (32-bit, 64-bit) - ThinkPad W700, W700ds

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Intel Matrix Storage Console

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Windows 7 (32-bit)
Windows 7 (64-bit)
Windows Vista (32-Bit)
Windows Vista (64-Bit)
Windows XP (32-bit)
8.9.2.1002
10/2/2009
README for Intel Matrix Storage Console

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Windows 7 (32-bit)
Windows 7 (64-bit)
Windows Vista (32-Bit)
Windows Vista (64-Bit)
Windows XP (32-bit)
8.9.2.1002
10/2/2009
This package installs the software (Intel Matrix Storage Console and device driver) to enable the following devices:
- Intel® ICH9M-E/M SATA AHCI Controller
- Intel® ICH8M-E/ICH9M-E/M SATA RAID Controller

The following systems are supported:
- W700, W700ds

The following operating systems are supported:
- Windows 7 64-bit(*1)
- Windows Vista 32-bit and 64-bit
- Windows XP 32-bit and 64-bit (Home and Professional)

*1: ThinkPad W700, W700ds support the 64-bit version of Windows 7 Professional edition only.

Notes:
- This package should not be installed in a RAID model that has Intel® Turbo Memory Controller device. This package is designed for AHCI model only as of the moment. Instead, to utilize Intel Matrix Storage Console in RAID model, download and install Intel Turbo Memory Controller since Intel Matrix Storage Console with Device Driver package is also included in Intel Turbo Memory Controller package.
Additional information
Contents
Summary of changes
Installation instructions
Determining which version is installed

Summary of changes

Version 8.9.2.1002

  • [Important] Added support for Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit.

Version 8.8.0.1009

  • (Fix) Fixed an issue that might not resume normal operation from hibernation state.
  • (Fix) Fixed an issue that might distort audible sound while the computer was docking/undocking to/from the Docking Station.

Version 8.6.3.1004

  • (New) Support for ThinkPad W700ds (added).
  • (New) Initial Release for ThinkPad W700.
Installation instructions

Notes:

  • 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 Determining which version is installed 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 administrative privileges.
  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 Extracting Files Step 5

[Installing files]

  1. Make sure the checkbox next to Install ..... now is checked and click Finish.
  2. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete installation and restart the computer.

Finally delete the file saved in the step 4.

Unattended Install

This is for system administrators' use only.

  1. Refer to the Manual Install section, and download and extract the file.
  2. In Step 1 of the Installing files section, uncheck the checkbox next to Install ..... now, and then click Finish to cancel installation.
  3. At the command line, execute setup.exe with the -s option. Example: [Path where the files were extracted]\setup -s
Determining which version is installed
Determining What Driver Version is Installed
  1. Right-click the My Computer and click Properties.
  2. Click Device Manager.
  3. Click the + sign in front of the IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers or Storage controllers category.
  4. Double-click Intel(R) ICH9M-E/M SATA AHCI Controller or Intel(R) ICH8M-E/ICH9M-E/M SATA RAID Controller.
  5. Click Driver tab and the driver version is displayed

Determining What Console Version is Installed

  1. Go to Start -> All Programs -> Intel Matrix Storage Manager
  2. Select Intel Matrix Storage Console
  3. At the Menu bar, select Help -> About
  4. The Intel Matrix Storage Console is displayed at the left bottom part
    Note: The first-two digits (i.e 8.6) should be the same as with driver's version.