hi sorry to bring this thread back up but i'm building a rig with the same cpu/mobo but i'm getting the crucial c300 128gb. What is the f6 driver and do i need to install it?
Sorry I missed the 'what is it?' part.
'IT' is the (to quote intel)Intel® Rapid Storage Technology
Supports SATA RAID 5/10 on specific desktop platforms, SATA RAID 0/1, AHCI, and matrix RAID on specific desktop and mobile platforms
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate, 32-bit version*, Windows 7, 3 .. More>
It's simply a better ahci driver which makes a big difference especially, it seems, with Sandforce 1200 based ssds.
Go to this page and start the process of finding the one you want.http://downloadcenter.intel.com/SearchResult.aspx?lang=eng&ProductFamily=Chipsets&ProductLine=Chipset+Software&ProductProduct=Intel%C2%AE+Rapid+Storage+Technology+%28Intel%C2%AE+RST%29
Perhaps you can load it later? Perhaps but I don't think it will take. Besides, why not load it during install?