What is IAStorDataMgrSvc.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the IAStorDataMgrSvc.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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IAStorDataMgrSvc.exe file information

The process known as IAStorDataSvc belongs to software Intel® Rapid Storage Technology or Intel® Rapid Storage or IAStorDataSvc by Intel (

Description: IAStorDataMgrSvc.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. IAStorDataMgrSvc.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 13,336 bytes (38% of all occurrences), 13,592 bytes and 8 more variants. 
The program has no visible window. IAStorDataMgrSvc.exe is a Verisign signed file. The IAStorDataMgrSvc.exe file is certified by a trustworthy company. It is not a Windows system file. IAStorDataMgrSvc.exe appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 28% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
If you have any problems with IAStorDataMgrSvc.exe, you may also completely remove Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology or Intel(R) Rapid Storage (Control Panel⇒Add/Remove programs).

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as IAStorDataMgrSvc.exe. Therefore, you should check the IAStorDataMgrSvc.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

Belastet unnötig den Prozessor sehr stark!. (Quad Core" I5 2500K", dauerhaft auf 50% Last durch diesen Dienst") Deaktivieren empfohlen.
  Marcel   (further information)
IAStorDataMgrSvc.exe ist Software von Intel, zur beschleunigung von Datenspeicherung
  liec0dez   (further information)
Bei mir bei Null Arbeit ~50% CPU Last; auch schon 84% bei mir nicht nachvollziebarer Arbeit(?) mit Security Task Manager angezeigt. Da ich "meinen" Prozessor nicht verheizen will via Systemsteuerung Programme deinstalliert und wieder in normalen Bereich gelandet. PS. Intel verkauft auch CPUs ;-)
Apart of intel's rapid store software
belastet den Prozessor mit mehr als 40 %; d.h. Lüfter geht laut; nach deaktiv. läuft alle noch normal
  U. Herrmann  
It seems to be wasting about 25% of my dual-core computer's CPU time, in regular pulses, even after a reboot when I would say the computer should be doing just about nothing. It seems to be interfering with smooth mouse movement by hogging CPU in pulses. I had recently updated it when there was a crash message about it, but I have no idea what it's supposed to be doing and am extremely doubtful that I would want it even if it were not causing a very annoying effect, which it is.
  Peter von Kleinsmid  
Used 25% of my quad core I7! Stopped the process while runnning PC normally, after awhile the PC (Lenovo X220T) gets significantly cooler. Disabled it on startup (in computer management)
  Dominique Bovey  
It is using 25% of CPU while running PerfectDisk
CPU hog, killed the process and can finally work on the machine again. Not sure what it is, doubt it's dangerous (came pre-installed) but can't tell if it's doing anything useful.

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Summary: Average user rating of IAStorDataMgrSvc.exe: based on 10 votes with 9 user comments. 3 users think it's probably harmless. 3 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 3 users suspect danger. One user thinks IAStorDataMgrSvc.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving IAStorDataMgrSvc issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with IAStorDataMgrSvc. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the IAStorDataMgrSvc.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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