Intel® Rapid Storage Technology and Intel® Optane™ Memory Applications Will No Longer Be Updated (End-of-Life Notice)

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02/11/2020

The following applications are being EOL’d (end-of-life). They will no longer be available starting with Intel® RST version 18.0 currently targeted for release in Q2 2020:

  • Intel® Rapid Storage Technology (Intel® RST) User Interface (SetupRST.exe)
  • Intel® Optane™ Memory User Interface (SetupOptaneMemory.exe)

The Intel® Optane™ Memory and Storage Management Hardware Support Application will continue to be available from the Microsoft Store* to deliver monitoring and management capabilities for the Intel® RST storage subsystem.  Note: The Intel® RST Driver is required to be installed before installing the application, read more here.

 

 

Q: Why will these applications no longer be supported?

A: The Intel® Optane™ Memory and Storage Management Hardware Support Application combines premium Intel® RST capabilities into one easy-to-use application. It will take the place of the EOL'd applications.  Future development work will focus on the health and capabilities of this application.

Q: Will these applications continue to be available to download on downloadcenter.com?

A: No new versions of these applications will be available to download on downloadcenter.com. Alternatively, the Intel® Optane™ Memory and Storage Management Hardware Support Application to manage volumes must be downloaded from the Microsoft Store.  See full requirements here.

Q: Can I just go to the Microsoft Store and download the application now?

A: Yes, it's available now.  See the full requirements here.

Q: Can I continue to use the Intel® RST and/or Intel® Optane™ memory application? Or, should I remove before installing the Intel® Optane™ Memory and Storage Management application?

A: We recommend that you only use the Intel® Optane™ Memory and Storage Management application to get the best support and new features and capabilities.

To remove these applications, follow these steps:

  1. Back up all data.
  2. Disable acceleration with Intel® Optane™ memory. (See how.)
  3. Restart the computer.
  4. Uninstall the application.