Hi All Recently noticed (after uninstalling RST bloatware) that I was running old 8.x drivers for my SATA controller. So today I fixed it, and here is how. Note that this will not be in depth instructions as I know TPU users are pretty tech savvy, but if you have any questions just post here. Please note if you run Intel mobo based RAID you might just want to download and install the software from step 1, though it does add a startup process... which is bloaty! edit: if you run raid read the next post first! 1) Download latest RST drivers from http://www.station-drivers.com/page/intel%20raid.htm 2) Extract the executable to a known new directory (I used F:\Sys installers\Drivers New Intel\rst 10.5) 3) Open an elevated command prompt. Hit start button, type CMD, right click the only result, run as administrator, OK the prompt 4) Change to directory where you extracted exe from step 2 5) Type "iata_cd.exe -a -a -p c:\temp" where c:\temp is some empty directory to extract drivers to. The parameters will probably work no matter what the EXE was called so give them a try if you didn't extract a file called exactly iata_cd.exe 6) Go to the location where you extracted the drivers and verify you have 32 and 64 bit drivers extracted there 7) Update your SATA controller device with these new drivers, restart and enjoy! To update: -Open Device Manager (type device manager into start button search) -expand the "IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers" item -right click the intel/sata controller device there and choose "Update Driver Software" -click the Browse my computer option -put the path you extracted drivers to in the text box (+ the correct directory for 32bit or 64bit drivers) and hit Next -new drivers should install, will need a restart Ok that's it! I noticed faster boot times (ok admittedly from 8.x drivers !) and more importantly less latency using windows with the 10.5.0.1027 drivers which came out yesterday. Worth a try I bet. This was all on a P55 chipset mobo but I'm sure it would work with all recent intel SATA controllers. Hope this helps!