1.    30 Jul 2015 #1
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    IAStorDataSvc included in Win 10 upgrade uses 20% of CPU


    This program appears to have been included with the Win 10 upgrade. It is using 20% of my CPU for long periods of time. What is it and what should I do about it.
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  2.    30 Jul 2015 #2
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    Think it's making a library of file locations for fast access.

    Once the entire computer has been catalogued it will only ever do minor usage for updating the catalogue, At least that's what I remember a similar program doing on older OS's.

    Someone may correct me which would be great.
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  3.    30 Jul 2015 #3
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    Isn't that the process for Intel's Rapid Storage Technology?

    It shouldn't be taking that much resources.
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  4.    31 Jul 2015 #4
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    Its been running for over 10 hours. This has only happened since I upgraded from Win 7 to Win 10. If I use Task Manager to kill the process nothing bad seems to happen. It starts up again if I reboot.
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  5.    31 Jul 2015 #5
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    When you open your Task Manager, you can expand the process "IAStorDataSvc" and then you can see that it belongs to Rapid Storage Technology from Intel. So SlackerITGuy is right. I would uninstall and install the driver again.Mine is using 0% CPU and about 17.8MB RAM.
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  6.    31 Jul 2015 #6
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    Yes I have seen all that. It is an installed program
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology/IAStorDataMgrSvc.exe

    It was clearly placed there by the Win 10 upgrade as shown by the date on some of the files. It doesn't show up in Device Management as a driver. I believe the "drivers" are part of the BIOS which has not been modified. If I uninstall the program there doesn't appear to be any way to reinstall it and it complains about maybe not being able to boot if you uninstall.
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  7.    31 Jul 2015 #7
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    It's a third-party application that can be downloaded on your manufacturer's website. It's not necessary though. Uninstalling should not have any effect on booting.
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  8.    31 Jul 2015 #8
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    I would disable it via services.msc, or at least leave it at Manual and make its process not boot up with Windows.

    RST is good for certain things, like for when Windows for some reason sees your internal drives as external ones right after installation (RST fixes that), but try disabling it, it shouldn't cause any problems.
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  9.    31 Jul 2015 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skalli View Post
    It's a third-party application that can be downloaded on your manufacturer's website. It's not necessary though. Uninstalling should not have any effect on booting.
    Yes, however when you get such warning messages it is a concern. I renamed the two .exe files for the manager and the control. A reboot "fixed" the CPU usage so I guess an uninstall would be okay.

    Follow-up: I have uninstalled the program. At one point in the process it said something about activating the other disk drivers and it seems to be working well.
    Last edited by CalBear37; 02 Aug 2015 at 13:33.
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