A memory leak can diminish the system performance of the computer by reducing the amount of available system memory.
Typically this issue will not cause an excessive loss of available system memory unless many error messages are being generated.
Intel has discovered a service application code issue that does not utilize system memory appropriately.
Update to the current version of SAS controller firmware (version 1.02 or later) available off the Intel® RAID Controller SRCSAS18E support Web site Software & Drivers link.
Also, stopping and restarting the service will clear the issue.