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No. I just go by how it feels. Benchmarks can cause me to have the placebo effect. With the generic Microsoft AHCI driver, Windows 7 takes longer to boot and drive performance is just slower. I don't know how else to explain it.

Just install it. lol You can always uninstall it if you don't like it.

I'm thinking it doesn't make as big a deal on windows 8.1.... I think official intel drivers are installed for usb3/sata automatically on 8 but not on 7.
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post #12 of 19
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I'm thinking it doesn't make as big a deal on windows 8.1.... I think official intel drivers are installed for usb3/sata automatically on 8 but not on 7.

 

I don't trust Microsoft's drivers for things like that, but hey.

 

It takes just a few seconds to install it. All this time that you've spent hemming and hawing about it could have been spent on installing it, seeing what you think, and then uninstalling it if you wanted.

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post #13 of 19
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I don't trust Microsoft's drivers for things like that, but hey.

no what i'm saying is I think they are the real intel drivers, automatically installed by Microsoft. I'm not certain on this, but i'm pretty sure atleast for USB3.0 because I know usb3 on z77 doesn't work out of the box on windows7 but it does on windows 8. In no way am I trying to sound like any kind of a know-it-all either.
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post #14 of 19
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no what i'm saying is I think they are the real intel drivers, automatically installed by Microsoft. I'm not certain on this, but i'm pretty sure atleast for USB3.0 because I know usb3 on z77 doesn't work out of the box on windows7 but it does on windows 8. In no way am I trying to sound like any kind of a know-it-all either.

 

Why don't you just install it and see if makes any difference to your startup time and to the general speed of your drive(s)? By now, you could have installed it, seen what you think, uninstalled it, reinstalled it, ran benchmarks, uninstalled it, etc.

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Why don't you just install it and see if makes any difference to your startup time and to the general speed of your drive(s)?

I did lol -- I already said that a page ago. I even gave you rep for the advice.... I'm not noticing any differences yet. reboot time seemed the same.
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post #16 of 19
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I did lol -- I already said that a page ago. I even gave you rep for the advice.... I'm not noticing any differences yet. reboot time seemed the same.

 

I must've confused you for someone else then. I don't notice when people give me Reps.

 

If your startup time seemed the same, then maybe you were right that iaStor.sys was already installed.

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post #17 of 19
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I must've confused you for someone else then. I don't notice when people give me Reps.

If your startup time seemed the same, then maybe you were right that iaStor.sys was already installed.

ya I should have run some benchmarks b4 installing it oh well
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How can I keep iastor.sys but remove its software?
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post #19 of 19
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How can I keep iastor.sys but remove its software?

 

First, right-click the icon in the system tray. Go to the preferences and disable "Show the notification area icon".

 

After that, open Services.msc. Double-click "Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology" and choose "Disabled". The default is "Automatic (Delayed Start)".

 

Finally, check these 3 Registry keys for entries related to it. I can't remember which of these 3 it's in...

 

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

 

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

 

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

 

Delete what you find that is clearly related to Intel Rapid Storage Technology or the iaStor icon, etc. etc. etc.

 

Reboot and enjoy having just the driver working for you without the unnecessary software.

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