ASUS SABERTOOTH X58: I dont succeed to install new Chipset.

Discussion in 'Asus' started by ulixi, Jun 8, 2011.

  1. ulixi

    ulixi Guest

    I have ASUS SABERTOOTH X5 and Window 7 x64.
    I don't succeed to install the new Chipset.
    In My Computer I have a 2009 driver and on Asus website I see a 2010
    driver "Intel_chipset_V9111025 ".
    In My Computer I have unistalled "Intell(R) IC8R/ICH9R/DO PCH SATA
    RAID Controller" and installed the new Chipset buit when I turn off
    tme PC and turn on again, I always see the old driver.
    Why do I have this problem?
    ulixi, Jun 8, 2011
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  2. ulixi

    Rob Guest

    The SATA RAID Controller driver is not part of the Chipset (INF)
    To update the SATA controller driver, you also need to download and
    install the latest driver for the ICH10R SATA RAID controller.

    Rob, Jun 9, 2011
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  3. ulixi

    Rob Guest

    PS - the SATA RAID controller driver is known as the Intel Matrix
    Storage Manager driver.
    Rob, Jun 9, 2011
  4. ulixi

    ulixi Guest

    ulixi, Jun 9, 2011
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    Paul Guest

    On the download page, look under the "SATA" section. This is probably
    an older driver.

    Intel(R) Matrix Storage Manager Driver V8.9.0.1023

    for Windows 32/64bit XP & Windows 32/64bit Vista & 32/64bit Windows 7.(WHQL)

    Intel(R) AHCI/RAID Driver Disk for Windows 32/64bit XP & Windows 32/64bit Vista & 32/64bit Windows 7.

    File Size 23,61 (MBytes)

    The driver comes under two names. The old name is "Matrix Storage".
    The new name is RST or Rapid Storage Technology. They're both RAID drivers.

    To get the very latest driver, you visit the Intel site.

    Intel provides a site which can check for new drivers automatically.
    It might be able to show you the correct driver. A site like this
    might use ActiveX, so try using Internet Explorer if it doesn't
    work with Firefox. (I haven't tested this.)

    You can also manually look for a driver, by using the downloadcenter site.
    Here, I typed in "rst" to look for a driver."rst"

    This is an example of what you might find. But using the automated
    search, may make finding the right driver, a little easier."rst"&DownloadType=Drivers&lang=eng

    For safety, make a backup image of C:, before going crazy with the drivers.
    That way, you can restore from a backup, rather than use a repair option later.

    Paul, Jun 9, 2011
  6. ulixi

    ulixi Guest

    Hi Paul,
    you are very kind to explain me very well everything but I have some
    On this page have I to download this file even if it in english
    version? v. My OS is in italian language.

    On this page
    I have installed ActiveX
    But when I click on "Check your sistem for latest updates", a windows
    write me:

    Current Version Installed
    This version is valid.

    Audio Driver for Intel Desktop Board
    Product Detected
    NVIDIA High Definition Audio
    Current Driver Installed
    This device is unknown or unsupported. Please contact the manufacturer
    for possible updates. More information>>

    Wireless Networking (WiFi)
    Product Detected
    Current Driver Installed
    This device is unknown or unsupported. Please contact the manufacturer
    for possible updates. More information>>

    Wired Networking
    Product Detected
    Current Driver Installed
    This device is unknown or unsupported. Please contact the manufacturer
    for possible updates. More information>>

    But I don't see a Update button.

    I inform you in my Computer/Storage Controller I see:
    Intel(R) ICH8R/ICH9R/ICH10R/DO/PCH SATA RAID Controller v.
    JMicron JMB36X Controller v.
    Marvell 91xx SATA 6G Controller v.

    If I can update all these driver is ok mut I neeed absolutely to
    update the first one.

    I have Windows 7 x64
    Mother Board: ASUS SABERTOOTH X58
    INTEL Core i7 980X 3.33Ghz 12MB

    I hope you can tell me the right driver because I am afraid to make an
    ulixi, Jun 10, 2011
  7. ulixi

    ulixi Guest

    I have just forgotten now I have:
    Intel(R) ICH8R/ICH9R/ICH10R/DO/PCH SATA RAID Controller v.
    but I don't know if it is the right driver because 3 mounths ago I
    have updated it with my little experience.
    ulixi, Jun 10, 2011
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    Paul Guest

    OK, I tested the automated driver detection, and it isn't very good.

    So that means using the manual update.

    The chipset is ICH10R. We're looking for a RAID driver on .
    If I type in "ICH10R" as the thing to search for, I end up seeing a total of seven

    INF Update Utility 4/21/2011 9.​2.​0.​1030 <--- chipset installer (not needed)
    4/21/2011 9.​2.​0.​1030
    4/14/2011 9.​2.​0.​1025
    12/22/2009 9.​1.​1.​1025

    Intel Rapid Storage Technology 12/15/2010 10.​1.​0.​1008 <--- Latest RAID
    3/23/2010 9.​6.​0.​1014
    Intel Matrix Storage Manager 7/17/2009 8.​9.​0.​1023

    The Italian version of 1008 would be this one. 7, 64-bit*&DownloadType=

    So now the question would be, what is the other one (even more recent date) for ?

    The file contains a copy of IATA_CD.exe inside.
    And using 7ZIP, the date on IATA_CD.exe is 2010-10-27.

    The version of IATA_CD.exe is 2010-12-15. So it would seem to me, the
    1008 one is later ?

    The also includes a "driver" folder.
    The F6README.txt file in there, says you copy the files to a floppy
    and there is a "Load driver" option in the operating system installation process.
    But you don't need that, because your operating system is already installed.

    Well, at this point, I'm pretty confused. Does installing IATA_CD.exe automatically
    update iaStor.sys, or is the user supposed to come up with a way to do that manually ?

    Paul, Jun 10, 2011
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    Rob Guest

    I recently installed Windows7 64-bit onto an Asus X58 Sabretooth
    and I downloaded the latest RST driver which Paul mentioned.
    I did this as the system used a RAID0 dual SSD configuration as
    boot drive and this proved unstable with the original driver
    from Asus. The new RST driver completely cured the instability
    (the system sometimes could not see the RAID0 array when booting,
    resulting in the default boot drive order in the BIOS being changed.)

    The driver I successfully used was this one (below is copied from
    the Intel Rapid Storage Technology (RST) download page):

    File name:iata_enu.exe Version: Download
    Date:12/15/2010 Status:Latest

    Size:6.54 MB Language:English
    Operating Systems:Windows 7 Ultimate, 32-bit version*, Windows 7,
    32-bit*, Windows 7, 64-bit*, Windows Server 2003 Enterprise x64
    Edition*, Windows Server 2003 Standard x64 Edition*, Windows Server
    2003*, Windows Server 2008 Enterprise x64*, Windows Server 2008 R2
    Enterprise*, Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard*, Windows Server 2008
    Standard x64*, Windows Server 2008 Standard*, Windows Server 2008*,
    Windows Vista 32*, Windows Vista 64*, Windows XP 64-Bit Edition*,
    Windows XP*

    Notice there is a 'Select a Language' button at the top - choose
    Italiano in your case.
    As Paul said, it would be best to make a backup image of your
    current system before updating to this driver.

    Hope that helps,
    Rob, Jun 10, 2011
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    Rob Guest

    Hi Paul,
    We replied at the same time, so our replies overlap.
    All I can say about the iastor.sys question is that all I had
    to do was download and run iasata_enu.exe and all was well.
    Rob, Jun 10, 2011
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    ulixi Guest

    Paul and Rob,
    I have just intalled this file:
    Nome file: iata_cd.exe Versione:

    Now in My Compuer/Controller Storage I see:
    Intel(R) Desktop/Workstation/Server Express Chipset SATA RAID

    Why is there "Server Express Chipset "
    Is it the right driver for me?
    However it seems to work fine.
    Thanks a lot for your help!
    ulixi, Jun 10, 2011
  12. ulixi

    Paul Guest

    The terminology

    Intel Desktop/Workstation/Server Express Chipset

    is a generic term meaning the driver works on

    Intel Desktop Chipset
    Intel Workstation Chipset
    Intel Server Chipset

    The Express part could be a reference to PCI Express, which
    is the basis of the current generation of PC buses.

    The release notes for the driver, sometimes give a list of
    chipsets as well. I expect if they put ICH7/ICH8/ICH9/ICH10
    and all the other chipset names in that text string, it would
    get too long to print. That is why they're using a shorthand.

    The most important aspect of the Intel RAID driver, is
    getting a version that works. There were a few RST drivers
    in the past, where RAID drives would "drop out" and a
    "RAID array rebuild" was required. The latest driver is
    supposed to fix that - so keep an eye on the RAID
    array status, and see whether it has stopped
    making that error, of dropping out RAID drives.
    If the status of your RAID array remains "green" for
    many days, then it could have been fixed.

    Paul, Jun 10, 2011
  13. ulixi

    ulixi Guest

    With that Update my PC now works very fine. A last question please:
    in My Compuer/Storage Controller I'd like tu update another driver. On
    itI see "Marvell 91xx SATA 6G Controller" 25-12-2009 v.
    Can I update it with a newer driver? In ASUS SABERTOOTH X58 in SATA
    page I see:

    Marvell 91XX Controller Beta Driver V1.2.0.1002 for Windows 32/64bit
    Vista & 32/64bit Windows 7.(WHQL)


    Marvell 9128 Controller Driver V1.0.0.1034 for 32/64bit Windows XP &
    Windows Vista & Windows 7.(WHQL)

    Are they the right driver for me?
    I inform you I have:
    1 hardrive for OS
    2 hardrives in RAID0
    2 hardrives in RAID0

    Can I install that driver?
    ulixi, Jun 11, 2011
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    Paul Guest

    "The standard Marvell driver has issues, as many people have reported
    in this forum, just look at some older posts to see. Freezing is a
    common problem with that driver, I assume you are using that one.

    There is a new Beta driver that Marvell has released that works much
    better than the previous one, and is available now on the Download page
    for this board. It is an AHCI driver, but does not support RAID as
    the older driver does. It works much better and I have only heard
    good things about it. I use it on two PCs with Marvell chips and it
    works fine."

    So if you use the beta driver, it doesn't support RAID, and that may
    break whatever RAID configuration you have connected to the Marvell SATA 6G ports.

    Another thread here, mentions drives disappearing, after a large file transfer
    is attempted. X58&page=2&count=17

    Marvell does not offer support for storage drivers here, only their network chips.

    If doesn't seem that the Marvell is a very good chip, as the users here discuss
    trying to work with driver issues. Playing with this, looks like it is
    more trouble than it is worth. Use the ICH10R ports, for all your RAID

    At the very least, you should test the drives currently
    connected to the Marvell controller, and see whether
    the drive "disappears" or not. If it does, then you know
    that the Marvell is a poor choice.

    Paul, Jun 11, 2011
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    ulixi Guest

    more trouble than it is worth. Use the ICH10R ports, for all your RAID
    Will I need to change something on the BIOS?
    What is the file to install ICH10R ports for my motherboard?
    If it doesn't work fine, can I come back easily?

    thanks for your infinite patience
    ulixi, Jun 12, 2011
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    Paul Guest

    In an earlier posting, you said you have two RAID arrays
    connected. One of those arrays must be connected to ICH10R, so
    the interface must already be in RAID mode.

    Go back, and review the cabling you're using for the drive,
    and which connector the drive is using.

    Do all of the drives work at the current time ? Is the
    system fully configured, or are you still working on it ?
    I can't tell, from this thread so far, whether you
    are just updating drivers, and all the drives work.
    Or, you are in the process of building the system
    from scratch, and nothing currently works.

    Yes, you can change modes for disks. Some things are
    easier to do than others. Windows 7 supports "driver re-arming"
    via a registry change, which can make a transition from
    one mode to another a bit easier for the boot drive.

    The following information, is for situations where the "boot drive"
    is changing modes.


    You might not have the last registry key (iastor) as this is
    installed in the registry with the intel raid drivers, the
    default windows 7 raid driver uses the iastorV key."

    Paul, Jun 12, 2011
  17. ulixi

    ulixi Guest

    In an earlier posting, you said you have two RAID arrays
    Yes, it is ok.
    My PC is 3 mounths old and it works enough fine with every driver but
    my editing video software gives me some problems.
    For that problem I'd like to update "Marvell 91xx SATA 6G Controller"
    25-12-2009 v. but I don't kow what is the right file..
    A friend of mine have told me to download the new driver here:
    It is the same of my ASUS SABERTOOTH X58.
    In your opinion will I have some problem with my RAID0 with it?
    ulixi, Jun 12, 2011
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    Paul Guest

    The information I put in the previous post, says the "Beta" driver
    doesn't support RAID. That is the issue, that not all the drivers
    are the same in nature. One driver type supports AHCI, the other
    supports RAID and has a RAID console for control and observation.

    Marvell does not offer drivers on their web site.

    The Asus site has limited driver options for 91xx. The 91xx (for
    9128) drivers, are in this set of files. 4048 KB 8/25/2010 2233 KB 12/22/2009 692 KB 12/24/2009 4043 KB 3/26/2010 3116 KB 11/ 3/2010 2826 KB 4/ 7/2011 <---

    The one marked with the arrow, has the following file in it.



    As far as I know, the "Class Code" or CC value, can distinguish between
    a simple disk and a RAID hardware setting. When the BIOS configures the chip,
    it may set up the enumeration to indicate one or the other type.
    That tells me, that particular driver probably supports more than
    one option (AHCI and RAID).

    And this text, tells me what it supports.

    ; *******Localizable Strings*******
    Marvell= "Marvell Inc."
    Desc_x860= "Marvell 91xx SATA 6G Controller Driver"
    mvs91xxDesc= "Marvell 91xx SATA 6G Controller"
    mvs91xxrDesc= "Marvell 91xx SATA 6G RAID Controller" <---

    That tells me, the driver supports RAID. Before using a driver file,
    use your 7ZIP program to unzip the installer. Inspect each .INF file,
    and look to see if "RAID" is mentioned. Since Asus does not label
    them in a useful fashion, you have to do such identification yourself.

    They did not make this easy, either Marvell, or Asus.

    There are other sources of copies of Marvell files, such as when
    Gigabyte motherboard company sells motherboards with 9128 on it.
    So you can expand your driver search, to more sites than just Asus.
    Just be careful that the INF mentions "RAID" before doing the update.

    If it was my computer, I would back up the C: drive, before
    using the installer for the RAID. If something bad happens, you
    can restore from backup. When drivers don't have good looking
    installer packages, I frighten easily :)

    Paul, Jun 12, 2011
  19. ulixi

    ulixi Guest

    Paul, I have just installed ""
    2826 KB 4/ 7/2011 and it seems everithing is ok. Now in My
    Computer/Storage Controller I see:
    "Marvell 91xx SATA 6G Controller" v. 07/03/2011
    If I open My Compuer I see that every Volume are the same "C", "D"
    Is there the right step to verify if that install is ok?
    Thanks a lot for your availability.
    ulixi, Jun 13, 2011
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    ulixi Guest

    Do you have two RAID drives connected to the Marvell controller
    Can you tell me how can I check if there are two RAID0 connected to
    the Marvell controller right now?
    In Storage Controller I have:

    Intel(R) Desktop/Workstation/Server Express Chipset SATA RAID
    Controller v.

    JMicron JMB36X Controller v.

    Marvell 91xx SATA 6G Controller v.
    ulixi, Jun 14, 2011
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