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Intel Turbo Memory

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What is Intel Turbo Memory?

Intel Turbo Memory is a technology introduced by Intel Corporation that uses NAND flash memory modules to reduce the time it takes for a computer to power up, access programs, and write data to the hard drive. It is supported by most of the Core 2 Mobile chipset series, but not by the newer Core i Series mobile chipsets. The Turbo memory cache connects to a motherboard via a mini-PCIe interface. It supports features available in Microsoft Windows Vista, namely ReadyBoost (a hard-drive caching solution via flash memory) and ReadyDrive (a hard-drive caching solution via hybrid drives). These features allow both read caching and write caching of data. Often this is implemented with a Disk Filtering Option ROM (DFOROM).


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 main program executable is shellex.exe. The software installer includes 132 files and is usually about 10.99 MB (11,518,649 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.intel.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\Uninstall\imsmudlg.exe -uninstall -itmonly
Estimated size: 10.99 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Intel Turbo Memory

Program executable:shellex.exe
Name:Intel(R) Turbo Memory Console
Path:C:\Program Files\intel\intel matrix storage manager\extn\shellex.exe
Additional files:
  • RAIDWizCFE.dll - Create RAID Volume from Existing Hard Drive Wizard
  • RAIDWizCFE_DEU.dll
  • RAIDWizCFE_ENU.dll
  • RAIDWizCFE_ESP.dll
  • RAIDWizCFE_FRA.dll
  • RAIDWizCFE_JPN.dll
  • RAIDWizCFE_NLD.dll
  • PlugInRAID_DEU.dll - RAID Plug-in for Intel(R) Matrix Storage Console
  • PlugInRAID_ENU.dll
  • PlugInRAID_ESP.dll
  • PlugInRAID_FRA.dll
  • PlugInRAID_JPN.dll
  • PlugInRAID_NLD.dll
  • PlugInSATA_DEU.dll - SATA Plug-in for Intel(R) Matrix Storage Console
  • PlugInSATA_ENU.dll
  • PlugInSATA_ESP.dll
  • PlugInSATA_FRA.dll
  • PlugInSATA_JPN.dll
  • PlugInSATA_NLD.dll
  • ISDI.dll - Intel Storage Driver Interface Dynamic Lib
  • Shell.exe - Intel(R) Matrix Storage Console
  • Shell_DEU.dll
  • Shell_ENU.dll
  • Shell_ESP.dll
  • Shell_FRA.dll
  • Shell_JPN.dll
  • Shell_NLD.dll
  • migrStatus.exe - RAID Plug-in Migration Status
  • MigrStatus_DEU.dll
  • MigrStatus_ENU.dll
  • MigrStatus_ESP.dll
  • MigrStatus_FRA.dll
  • MigrStatus_JPN.dll
  • MigrStatus_NLD.dll
  • RAIDWizR.dll - Rebuild RAID Volume Wizard
  • RAIDWizR_DEU.dll
  • RAIDWizR_ENU.dll
  • RAIDWizR_ESP.dll
  • RAIDWizR_FRA.dll
  • RAIDWizR_JPN.dll
  • RAIDWizR_NLD.dll
  • RAIDWizC.dll - Create RAID Volume Wizard
  • RAIDWizC_DEU.dll
  • RAIDWizC_ENU.dll
  • RAIDWizC_ESP.dll
  • RAIDWizC_FRA.dll
  • RAIDWizC_JPN.dll
  • RAIDWizC_NLD.dll
  • RAIDWizD.dll - Delete RAID Volume Wizard
  • RAIDWizD_DEU.dll
  • RAIDWizD_ENU.dll
  • RAIDWizD_ESP.dll
  • RAIDWizD_FRA.dll
  • RAIDWizD_JPN.dll
  • RAIDWizD_NLD.dll
  • RAIDWizM.dll - Modify RAID Volume Wizard
  • RAIDWizM_DEU.dll
  • RAIDWizM_ENU.dll
  • RAIDWizM_ESP.dll
  • RAIDWizM_FRA.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Shell.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{BFFD3D77-4CD0-485D-971B-2EE7F6DE143C}' (runs on registration).
  • IAANTmon.exe runs as a service named 'IAANTMON' (IAANTMON).
Startup File (User Run)
  • IAAnotif.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'IAAnotif' and executes as C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\iaanotif.exe.
Startup File (User Run Once)
  • migrStatus.exe is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name 'RAID_Migration_Status' which loads as C:\Program Files1\Intel\INTELM~1\MigrStatus.exe.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • IAAnotif.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'IAAnotif' which loads as C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\iaanotif.exe.

How do I remove Intel Turbo Memory?

Quickly and completely remove Intel® Turbo Memory from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Intel Turbo Memory 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® Turbo Memory, 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 Turbo Memory.

Win 7 (SP1) 75%
Win Vista 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 80.00%
Windows Vista 15.42%
Windows 10 4.58%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 35.21%
Windows 7 Ultimate 29.10%
Windows 7 Home Premium 11.25%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.82%
Windows 7 Enterprise 4.40%
Windows Vista Business 4.16%

Distribution by countryGeography

37.19% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 37.19%
  Germany 11.16%
  Spain 5.17%
  Canada 4.96%
  United Kingdom 3.93%
  France 3.72%
  Poland 2.48%
  Belgium 1.65%
  Japan 1.65%
  Sweden 1.65%
  DK 1.45%
  BG 1.24%
  Switzerland 1.03%
  Finland 1.03%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Lenovo 59.31%
Toshiba 19.05%
Acer 7.79%
ASUS 6.93%
Dell 4.76%
Sahara 2.16%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite A200 6.84%
Acer Aspire 5920G 4.56%
LENOVO 2081CTO 3.80%
LG Electronics R510 3.42%
LENOVO 4058CTO 2.66%

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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