I just used the driver included with Windows and haven't had any issues. I've not heard of any problems with the standard AHCI driver and if you're not looking for some specific feature in a later version my inclination would be to just go with the one on the Windows disc. This is because I'm an "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" kind of guy.
It would a different story if you're using RAID HDDs with an SSD, since Intel has a new RAID driver that will pass TRIM commands to a single SSD when the chipset is in RAID mode. In that case I'd go with the latest Intel driver.
June 23, 2010 1:07:38 PM
I have a laptop with Intel 915 chipset, bought an SSD, put Win7 on it.
The performance seems to me very slow.