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3% remove it97% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #18
United States Rank #23
Reach 21.3033%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.45 days
278.64 days >
Average installed length: 146.40 days


VersionDistribution 0.00% 0.26% 0.18% 0.00% 0.02% 0.41% 0.15% 2.59% 0.01% 0.03% 0.05% 0.11% 0.00% 0.00% 0.01% 0.01% 0.01% 1.12% 0.01% 0.07% 0.05% 1.69% 0.43% 0.44% 0.07% 0.08% 1.35% 0.17% 0.28% 0.02% 0.25% 3.42% 0.09% 0.17% 4.43% 0.06% 0.06% 0.89% 0.13% 3.30% 0.87% 2.88% 4.40% 0.01% 0.00% 0.00% 0.97% 0.02% 0.35% 0.07% 0.04%
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Intel Rapid Storage Technology

What is Intel Rapid Storage Technology?  (from Intel)

IntelĀ® Rapid Storage Technology offers new levels of protection, performance and expandability for desktop and mobile platforms. Whether using one or multiple hard drives, users can take advantage of enhanced performance and lower power consumption. When using more than one drive, the user can have added protection aga...  Read more


Intel Rapid Storage Technology is a program developed by Intel. The most used version is, with over 52% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is IAStorUI.exe. The software installer includes 28 files and is usually about 18.13 MB (19,005,818 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 45% of users of Intel Rapid Storage Technology come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.intel.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology\Uninstall\setup.exe -uninstall
Estimated size: 18.13 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Intel Rapid Storage Technology

Program executable:IAStorUI.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology\IAStorUI.exe
Additional files:
  • ISDI2.dll - Intel Storage Driver Interface Dynamic Library
  • ITMService.exe - Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology Acceleration (Intel(R) RST Acceleration Service)
  • SmartPin.dll - Intel(R) RST Acceleration Library
  • ISDI.dll - Intel Storage Driver Interface Dynamic Lib
  • PsiData.dll - Intel Private Storage Interface Interop
  • IAStorDataMgrSvcInterfaces.dll - IAStorDataMgrSvcInterfaces
  • IAStorDialogControl.dll - IAStorDialogControl
  • IntelVisualDesign.dll - IntelVisualDesign
  • IAStorDataMgrApp.exe - IAStorDataMgrApp
  • IAStorIconLaunch.exe - Delayed launcher
  • IAStorViewModel.dll - IAStorViewModel
  • IAStorDataMgr.dll - IAStorService
  • IAStorDataMgrSvc.exe - IAStorDataSvc
  • IAStorCommon.dll - IAStorCommon
  • IAStorHelp.exe - IAStorHelp
  • IAStorIcon.exe - IAStorIcon
  • IAStorUIHelper.dll - IAStorUtil
  • IAStorUtil.dll
  • PSIClient.dll - PSIClient
  • IAStorUI.exe - IAStorUI
  • PSI.dll - PSI
  • Setup.exe - Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology
  • Drv64.exe - Intel(R) Installation Framework (64 bit driver installer)
  • Interop.IWshRuntimeLibrary.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'IWshRuntimeLibrary'.
  • Interop.Shell32.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'Shell32'.
  • SysInftLib.dll - SysInftLib Dynamic Link Library
  • IsdiInterop.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • IAStorUI.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D8AE87F0-648A-4B60-AD78-946FEB5A5F34}' (runs on registration).
  • ITMService.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E05562C5-552D-47DC-87BD-257A03F697AB}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • IAStorIcon.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named IAStorIcon.
  • IAStorDataMgrSvc.exe runs as a service named 'Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technologie' (IAStorDataMgrSvc) "Verzorgt de melding van opslaggebeurtenissen en beheert de communicatie tussen het stuurprogramma voor opslag en toepassingen in de gebruikersruimte.".
Startup File (User Run)
  • IAStorUI.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'IAStorUI' and executes as C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology\IAStorUI.exe.
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • IAStorIcon.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'IAStorIcon' which loads as C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology\IAStorIcon.exe.
  • IAStorIconLaunch.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'IAStorIcon' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology\IAStorIconLaunch.exe" "C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology\IAStorIcon.exe" 60.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • IAStorIcon.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology\IAStorIcon.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:34.3 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0002863895%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00014171%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00014468%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:5,636
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:36 Bytes
435.61 KB average
Memory:21.26 MB
Total CPU:0.0025229791%
Kernel CPU:0.00136317%
User CPU:0.00115981%

How do I remove Intel Rapid Storage Technology?

Quickly and completely remove Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Intel Rapid Storage Technology from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Intel Rapid Storage Technology.

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 74.08%
Windows 8 24.89%
Windows Vista 0.64%
Windows XP 0.39%
Windows Server 2003 0.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 47.94%
Windows 7 Professional 11.05%
Windows 8 10.95%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.14%
Windows 8.1 4.85%
Windows 8 Pro 2.92%

Distribution by countryGeography

45.10% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 45.10%
  Germany 7.27%
  United Kingdom 3.99%
  Brazil 2.84%
  Canada 2.84%
  Italy 2.76%
  France 2.54%
  Japan 1.91%
  Australia 1.87%
  Taiwan 1.50%
  Spain 1.38%
  Netherlands 1.37%
  Belgium 1.23%
  Iran 1.20%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 20.78%
Acer 18.39%
Dell 16.50%
Toshiba 12.10%
Sony 8.00%
Samsung 7.90%
Lenovo 7.21%
Medion 3.08%
ASUS 2.57%
MSI 1.02%
Alienware 0.84%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.85%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.97%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.85%
Dell Inspiron N5110 1.93%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 1.32%
Dell Inspiron 1545 1.24%

About Intel

Intel Corporation is the world's largest semiconductor chip maker and is the inventor of the x86 series of microprocessors found in most personal computers.
Publisher URL: www.intel.com


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