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AdelaisAer
02-18-2012, 04:20 PM
That is the question! :confused: (Hopefully you all got the Shakespeare reference)

But in all seriousness, IRST apparently is some storage software for RAID harddrives; is it actually useful or just crap that I won't really use? While we are on that topic, how can I tell my harddrives are RAID or not? Though then again, if it is available to me via the Asus Notebook PC eDriver thingy, then I probably have RAID. But yeah. :S

Also, the Gaming Mouse Utility - a must or a bust? I mean, right now, it works fine, has a driver installed, and I customized the main buttons, but the extra two buttons seem to be uncustomizable unless I install the utility. :S

Invincible
02-18-2012, 05:18 PM
What is your mouse model? if logitech - highly recommend to install Logitech Gaming Software

AdelaisAer
02-18-2012, 05:21 PM
My mouse is Asus ROG

Invincible
02-18-2012, 05:23 PM
If Asus GX800 - better install for access to all features

AdelaisAer
02-18-2012, 05:31 PM
I can't tell if it's GX800 or not. :S Doesn't say. But yeah, I should install the utility. What about IRST?

AdelaisAer
02-18-2012, 06:27 PM
Okay, so I installed IRST through the eDriver software in Asus Tools. Then I open Intel SSD Toolbox, and it says that DIPM is not supported (whereas before, it was supported). How do I remove IRST? :/ It doesn't even show up in Add/Remove Programs (or in CCleaner, for that matter).

EDIT: Nvm - used system restore.

Invincible
02-18-2012, 07:17 PM
I'am install IRM and notice some bump of performance mostly with smaller size of files

BrodyBoy
02-18-2012, 07:18 PM
Okay, so I installed IRST through the eDriver software in Asus Tools. Then I open Intel SSD Toolbox, and it says that DIPM is not supported (whereas before, it was supported). How do I remove IRST? :/ It doesn't even show up in Add/Remove Programs (or in CCleaner, for that matter).

EDIT: Nvm - used system restore.
Why did you want to remove it?

Invincible
02-18-2012, 07:21 PM
Okay, so I installed IRST through the eDriver software in Asus Tools. Then I open Intel SSD Toolbox, and it says that DIPM is not supported (whereas before, it was supported). How do I remove IRST? :/ It doesn't even show up in Add/Remove Programs (or in CCleaner, for that matter).
EDIT: Nvm - used system restore.

Do you activate the IRST Service?
For unnstall i use Uinstall tool, i can see IRST software by it

AdelaisAer
02-18-2012, 09:10 PM
The thing is, when I installed the driver, Intel SSD Toolbox said that DIPM became unsupported because of the driver, so I wanted to remove it. On top of that, I couldn't remove it in the conventional way because it was unlisted, even in CCleaner, so I just restored to earlier that day when I install the mouse utility thing.

And no - it wasn't even in All Programs, so I couldn't even activate it. :/

BrodyBoy
02-19-2012, 09:46 AM
The IRST uses HIPM......that's part of its purpose, i.e., employing host-initiated power management. I've never seen any indication that DIPM is preferable, so I always install the IRST.

In any event, SSDs are already so energy efficient that it probably doesn't make much difference, power-wise.

AdelaisAer
02-19-2012, 04:29 PM
Oh. :X Does IRST affect HDDs?

BrodyBoy
02-19-2012, 06:50 PM
Oh. :X Does IRST affect HDDs?
Yes....it handles power management of all SATA devices, including the ODD.

EDIT: I should be clarify....it applies tech meant to "optimize" power management. I don't think it just completely takes over power management from the Windows power management utility, as my comment may have orifinally implied.