Article ID: 000059867 Content Type: Install & Setup Last Reviewed: 09/16/2022

Steps to Install and/or Update the Microsoft Windows 10 Driver for the RAID Controller.


RMS3AC160, RMS3CC080, RMS3CC040, RMS3HC080, RS3DC080, RS3DC040, RS3SC008, RS3MC044, RS3WC080

Windows® 10 family


This article will show the steps to install and/or update the Microsoft Windows 10 driver for the RAID controllers RS3WC080, RS3DC080, RS3DC040, RS3MC044, RS3SC008, RMS3HC080, RMS3CC080, and RMS3CC040 It will show the steps to update the RAID controller firmware


Unable to properly install Windows 10 driver to make RS3WC080 RAID controller recognizable to Operating System


Reinstall Windows driver Running as Administrator

Driver could be downloaded from: Download Windows* Driver for Intel Integrated RAID Module RMS3AC160, RMS3CC080, RMS3CC040, RMS3HC080 and Intel RAID Controller RS3DC080, RS3DC040, RS3SC008, RS3MC044, RS3WC080

Installation Instructions

This updated driver can be applied using the normal OS installation options.
Extract package contents to a user specified location such as = a:\ or a USB flash drive.

Driver Installation Instructions for Windows* 2012/8

This procedure installs the Intel RAID device driver on a new Windows* 2012/8 system. Windows 2012/8 automatically adds the driver to the registry and copies the driver to the appropriate directory.

  1. Start the Windows installation by booting from the Windows 2012/8/2008/7 DVD-ROM.
    The system BIOS must support booting from a DVD-ROM. BIOS settings might require changes to allow DVD-ROM booting. See your system documentation.
  2. When the screen displays: "Where do you want to install Windows?" select 'Load Driver', then click Next.
  3. The system prompts for a Load Driver dialogue to ask for the manufacturer-supplied hardware driver disk. Insert the driver diskette containing the Windows 2012/8/7/2008 device driver, and press <Enter>.

    You may ask to supply the appropriate INF path if you want to load driver from a USB flash drive.

  4. Select the Windows device driver from the menu by highlighting it, then click Next.
  5. Remove the USB flash drive. Follow the Microsoft Windows installation procedure to continue the OS installation.

Update controller firmware: Download Firmware Package for Intel® Integrated RAID Module RMS3HC080 and Intel® RAID Controller RS3WC080

Installation instructions:

UEFI shell instructions for updating RAID Firmware:

  1. Download and extract all files to a USB flash drive.
  2. Boot the target system to EFI shell.
  3. Change directory to the local drive and directory containing the flash update files and the firmware image file.
  4. Type "update.nsh" and press <Enter> to execute the command
  5. Wait for the flash to complete. Do NOT reboot the system during the update.

You can also use RAID Web Console 2 or OS version of StorCLI to update the RAID firmware. For more detail, please refer to the Intel(R) RAID Software User's Guide.