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Went back to an HDD only setup, should I install Intel Rapid Storage?

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I do have my HDD in AHCI mode, but is there any real world benefit to having it disabled or enabled? The Intel RST? :confused:
 

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It keeps track of SMART on the drive. It'll notify you if the drive is beginning to fail.

RST, I believe, also has the driver for AHCI/RAID. If you don't install it, Windows will fallback on its default AHCI driver.
 

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Might as well leave it installed then, no point in using an older version.
 
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Run a comparative test with and without IRST.

If you are going to use IRST, then use the latest, as it would have any needed fixes.