The device, \Device\Ide\iaStor0, did not respond within the timeout period

Issue After an updated release of Intel’s Matrix Storage Manager [v.] and chipset drivers for Windows, you experience unexpected system timeouts, lockups, pausing, or freezing. The following event is recorded in the System event log: Log Name: System Source: iaStor EventID: 9 Level: Error The device, \Device\Ide\iaStor0, did not respond within the timeout period. Cause The issue is the result of Aggressive Link State Power Management (ALPM) on the PCI-Express bus negotiating a lower power state for the link between the controller and disk when there is no activity. »

Intel Matrix Storage Console Reports SATA Drives as Generation 1 not 2

Issue When launching the Intel Matrix Storage Console and reviewing the disposition of a mirrored pair of Seagate SATA 3.0Gb/s drives, I noted the Serial ATA transfer mode reported as Generation 1. Cause SATA host adapters typically support autonegotiation, however, with the Intel ICH10R this does not seem to be the case with RAID enabled. Note: It does work with standard AHCI mode on this chipset. Resolution Seagate drives ship with a jumper enabled for 1. »