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Windows 7: Intel Rapid Storage Technology: overtaxes system

02 May 2011   #21

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Same here, I just uninstalled the horrid thing from crontrol panel and it's been fine since.

As for the drivers, the IDE Storage Controller in Device Manager just went back to the old MS drivers and it's been flawless ever since.

I have an SSD for my OS/Boot drive and two 3.5" storage drives.
The PC locked up when ever I tried to access the storage drives, (which usually had to be woken up).
This is when everything would lock up and I was forced to do a hard boot.

The only thing that I didn't try was turning ROM option on in BIOS for those drives but if I did that then the PC would not boot straight into windows, rather I had to manually boot from BIOS.
Something to do with these new fangled Asus BIOS.

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02 May 2011   #22

Windows 7 Home Premium

OP Update:
I have successfully installed and am running the UPS software, APC's PSPE. I can with fair confidence say that it was the raid 1 disks spinning down that caused the problem. The system is running fine now. The IRST no longer monopolizes the CPU. This is not to say that it doesn't occasionally put a slight drag on the system, but presumably it is doing its job then.

I also want to remove any lingering doubt about the Power Chute Person Edition software's role in this. Since I reinstalled that software, I realize that it did not change the power saving settings. More likely I had changed those concurrently with the installation of the PCPE software, wanting to save as much wattage as I could. Installation of the PCPE software does, however, turn the MS power service off, so there is no conflict. I am unsure what effect this has if you try to change the settings in the MS service thereafter.

The newest generation of UPS from APC allows for automatic switching of two of its outputs when the drain on the main output falls below a programmable level. In other words, I can turn off the computer, and then the UPS will turn off the monitor, printer, sound system, whatever. Really. How freakin' lazy can I get?
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