Windows optional updates

Started Apr 10, 2013 | Discussions thread
malch Forum Pro • Posts: 14,046
Re: Windows optional updates

digitalshooter wrote:

I generally only do optional ones for network cards or video.  Today I see one for "Intel Storage Controller I7/C216 chipset family SATA/AHCI family.

This is a driver for all of your SATA ports.

Intel have been pushing out quite a few updates recently. I've seen claims that one or two of these were a bit buggy but I've not seen any problems myself with any version (and I've tried a lot).

On balance, I think a version that has made it onto Windows Update has likely been through additional testing and it may address some problems and/or improve performance. I would probably go for it.

I'm running (obtained directly from which was the latest available a few days ago when I clean installed this system.

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