Supported Operating Systems for Intel® Rapid Storage Technology





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Different requirements use and enable system acceleration with Intel® Optane™ memory features. Find more information on Intel® Optane™ Memory: Before You Buy, Key Requirements.

Current Windows* OS

Intel® Rapid Storage Technology (Intel® RST) supports the following operating systems:

  • Windows® 10, 32-bit
  • Windows® 10, 64-bit
  • Windows* 8, 32-bit
  • Windows 8, 64-bit
  • Windows* 7, 32-bit
  • Windows 7, 64-bit
  • Windows* Vista, 32-bit
  • Windows Vista, 64-bit
  • Windows* Server 20081
  • Windows Server 2008 x64 Edition1
  • Windows XP Home Edition*
  • Windows Media Center Edition*
  • Windows XP Professional*
  • Windows XP Professional x64 Edition*
  • Windows* Server 20031
  • Windows Server 2003 Standard x64 Edition1
  • Windows Server 2003 Enterprise x64 Edition1

1 Not supported on mobile platforms

Legacy Windows OS

Intel® Matrix Storage Manager supported the following operating systems. Intel® Rapid Storage Technology (Intel® RST) doesn't support them.

Windows 2000 Advanced Server*

  • Intel Matrix Storage Manager v7.0 is the last version that supports this operating system.
  • Windows 2000 Advanced Server support is not available for mobile platforms supported by Intel RST (previously known as Intel Matrix Storage Manager).

Windows 2000 Professional*

  • Intel Matrix Storage Manager v5.7 is the last version that supports this operating system.
  • Windows 2000 Professional support is not available for chipsets beginning with the Intel® 82801HR/HH/HO I/O Controller Hub (ICH8R).

The kernel provides the RAID level support. The utilities support the Intel® Matrix Storage Manager metadata format.

To use the RAID features in dmraid and mdadm, set up the RAID volume using the Intel Matrix Storage Manager option ROM. To enter the option ROM user interface, click CTRL+I when prompted during boot.

Instructions on how to use the RAID features in dmraid and mdadm are included with Linux. This information is provided as a courtesy by Intel. Contact your Linux vendor for additional questions and support.