Intel Rapid Storage Technology (Pre-OS Install) Driver

This package provides the Intel Rapid Storage Technology (Pre-OS Install) Driver and is supported on Latitude, OptiPlex and Precision models that are running the following Windows Operating Systems: XP, Vista (32-bit), Windows 7 (32-bit) and Windows 10.

Fixes & Enhancements

- Fixed information under Disk Manager where it does not refresh after eSATA disk has been plugged in.
- Fixed Chinese Help Index in how it is displayed.
- Fixed issue where no message would appear to reboot after creating a RAID 0 volume from existing hard disk.

- Enhanced driver to better handle SSD boot devices.
- Enhanced changes for better eSATA hotplug handling.


Version, A07


Serial ATA

Release date

12 Apr 2012

Last Updated

30 Dec 2015


Available formats

File Format:Hard-Drive
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 345 KB
Format Description:This file contains a compressed (or zipped) set of files. Download the file to a folder on your hard drive, and then run (double-click) it to unzip the set of files. Follow the instructions to complete the installation.
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Supported Operating Systems
Windows 7, 32-bit
Windows Vista, 32-bit
Windows 10, 32-bit
Windows XP
Applies to
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Rapid Storage Technology (Pre-OS Install)
Installation instructions
Hard Drive Installation (via WinZip) with Setup.exe File


1. Click Download File, to download the file.
2. When the File Download window appears, click Save or Save this program to disk and click OK. The Save In: window appears.
3. From the Save In: field, click the down arrow then click to select Desktop and click Save. The file will download to your desktop.
4. If the Download Complete window appears, click Close. The file icon appears on your desktop.


1. Double-click the new icon on the desktop.
2. The Self-Extracting window appears and prompts you to extract or unzip to "C:\DELL\DRIVERS\4HM0V". (Where '4HM0V' is the name of the file to be downloaded). Write down this path so the executable (I.e.Setup.exe) file can be found later.
3. The Self-Extractor window appears.
4. Click OK.
5. After completing the file extraction, if the Self-Extractor window is still open, close it.
6. Click Start button and then click Run.
7. Type "C:\DELL\DRIVERS\4HM0V" (where '4HM0V' is the name of the file) in the Open textbox and then click OK.
8. Follow the on-screen installation instructions.

Reboot will be required
Warning: Do not turn off your computer or disconnect from your power source while updating the BIOS or you may harm your computer. During the update, your computer will restart and you will briefly see a black screen.

This driver has been tested by both the independent software vendor (ISV) and Dell on the operating systems, graphics cards, and application supported by your device to ensure maximum compatibility and performance. Details

Dell recommends applying this update during your next scheduled update cycle. The update contains feature enhancements or changes that will help keep your system software current and compatible with other system modules (firmware, BIOS, drivers and software).