Intel® Rapid Storage Technology (Intel® RST) version 9.6 and newer supports 4k sector disks if the device supports 512 byte emulation (512e). Intel® RST does not support 4k native sector size devices.
What happens if I try to use an older version of the driver?
If you try to install the operating system on a 512e disk with a driver older than Intel® RST version 9.6, the install process might not complete.
If the operating system does install, do not try to upgrade to Intel® RST version 9.6 without reinstalling your operating system.
How do I install the operating system on a 512e storage device?
If your system has a supported RAID controller, follow these steps to install the operating system on a 512e device:
- Download the latest driver files below.
- Use the Load Driver method to load the driver during operating system install.
If your system has a supported AHCI controller, you do not need to load the Intel® RST driver during the operating system. If you choose to manually load the driver, load Intel® RST version 9.6 or newer.
This applies to: