Problem in Intel X99 chipset reported

Problem in Intel X99 chipset reported

Owners of the most powerful desktop PC hardware, namely the latest Haswell-E platform, which includes the Intel X99 chipset, are facing a new hardware nightmare, which affects the X99 chipset logic in a case that resembles the Intel X79 problems of a while ago. 

Just like before a flaw in the X99 integrated storage controller has been observed. The Intel X99 chipset comes with as many as ten SATA 3.0 ports, at least on paper, and has its own Rapid Storage Technology, marked as “RSTe” on Intel’s download web site. The good news is that as of now the problem seems to be a software one – the Intel 4.1.0.1046 RSTe driver appears to not support ATA TRIM commands for SSDs striped in a RAID 0 array. In addition the driver makes only six out of ten SATA 3.0 ports visible to the operating system and you can create RAID arrays by using these six ports only. The other four ports become visible as part of a separate controller only when a device is plugged into them. The controller is only recognized by Windows’ internal standard AHCI controller driver and as a result of all this the four aforementioned ports cannot make use of SATA power management features seen in the first six ports and they cannot be part of a RAID array with drives plugged in the first six SATA ports.

Intel has withdrawn the 4.1.0.1046 driver from its list of RSTe drivers but has not said anything on the issue so far.

Source: News.Softpedia.com

Related posts

Huawei unveils new quick charge battery

Huawei unveils new quick charge battery

In the past few years each one of us has gotten many new mobile devices such as tablets, notebooks, smartphones and even smartwatches. The common thing among all these gizmos is that they get powered by batteries and this is perhaps the biggest drawback – you have to constantly check the battery...

AMD launches Richland APUs

Advanced Micro Devices has officially launched four models of Elite A-Series Accelerated Processing Units also known as Richland. The new chips are manufactured on 32 nm technology and feature either two or four cores that run between 2.1 GHz and 2.9 GHz of nominal clock speed...

LG H840 smarphone seen on GFXBench

LG H840 smarphone seen on GFXBench

A new and yet unannounced LG smartphone has been seen on the popular benchmarking software database GFXBench and the smartphone seems to be a pretty interesting piece of hardware. The smartphone is called H840 and according to the benchmark listing the device will come with a 5.3-inch display...

Leave a comment