Intel Turbo Memory (ITM) is an integrated nonvolatile (NV) caching solution. ITM works together with Intel Matrix Storage Manager(IMSM), and it introduces support for caching of a RAID device. This NV caching solution requires that NV cache commands be sent to the RAID device.
In Windows Vista, the NV cache commands can be sent only to HDC-class devices. However, many RAID products are Small Computer Standard Interface (SCSI)-class devices. Therefore, the NV cache commands cannot be sent to these devices.
An update is available to let NV cache commands be sent to SCSI-class devices.
A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.
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To apply this update, the computer must run one of the following:
Windows Vista Service Pack 1
Windows Server 2008
You must restart the computer after you apply this update.
Hotfix replacement information
This update does not replace any other previously released hotfixes.
The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
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