Applicable Models

IMPORTANT: This file is only for use with the models identified. Not all models are sold in all countries.

This information is for the following models:

  • SVE17122CXB
  • SVE17125CDB
  • SVE17125CXB
  • SVE17127CXB
  • SVE171290X
  • SVE1712ACXB
  • SVE1712BCXB

About this download

Benefits and improvements

This utility installs an updated version of the Intel® 7 Series Chipset Family SATA AHCI Controller to resolve the following issues:
  • The SATA driver may become unstable and display a blue screen
  • A blue screen may randomly occur

System Requirements

Operating Systems

  • Windows® 8 64-bit

File Info

File Name

  • EP0000601153.exe

File Version

  • 12.8.0.1016

File Size

  • 18.41 MB

Release Date

  • 05-29-2014

Before You Start


Important Notes

  • During the installation of this file, be sure that you are logged in as the Administrator or as a user with Administrative rights.
  • To ensure that no other program interferes with the installation, save all work and close all other programs. The Taskbar should be clear of applications before proceeding.
  • It is highly recommended that you print out these instructions for use as a reference during the installation process.

Download & Install


Download and Installation Instructions

  1. To ensure that no other program interferes with the installation, save all work and close all other programs. The Taskbar should be clear of applications before proceeding.
  2. Download the EP0000601153.exe file to a temporary or download directory (please note this directory for reference).
  3. Go to the directory where the file was downloaded and double-click the EP0000601153.exe file to begin the installation.
  4. At the "User Account Control" screen, click "Yes".
  5. At the "Welcome - Intel® Rapid Storage Technology" screen, click "Next".
  6. At the "Intel® Rapid Storage Technology License Agreement" screen, read the license agreement and select "I accept the terms in the License Agreement", and then click "Next".
  7. At the "Readme File Information" screen, read the information, and then click "Next".
  8. At the "Confirmation" screen, click "Next".
  9. At the "Completion" screen, select "Yes, I want to restart this computer now", and then click "Finish".

After the computer restarts, the installation of the Intel 7 Series Chipset Family SATA AHCI Controller Update is complete.

Update Verification (optional)

Please follow the steps below to verify that the software was successfully updated

  1. Click the "Search" icon.
  2. Select "Apps", "Computer", Local Disk (C:), then Windows®
  3. Select "System32", "Drivers", and point the cursor to the file "iaStorA.sys".
  4. The file version is 12.8.0.1016.