A little hunting around the internet and it appears that there has been a beta download of Intel’s new RST Ver. 10.0.0.1043 driver made available here. The SSD Review does not recommend the use of beta versions of software and accepts no responsibility for any unexpected results through the installation of such.
It has been suggested by other users that the new drivers resulted in an immediate increase in performance levels of RAID 0 drives which immediately raised the question as to whether TRIM is now enabled. As we haven’t a RAID enabled system we weren’t able to confirm or deny such but we were able to verify a claim that boot times had decreased somewhat with the new drivers.
Prior to our installing the new RST release, our test system commonly booted around the 16-17 second mark. Using a program called Boot Timer we ran 5 separate tests immediately after installation of the exact same system, each resulting in a boot time of 12-13 seconds consistently.