Originally Posted by Shanenanigans
I usually just let it run in the background to keep track of the wear on the drive ie the data written. It's not much, and when I spoke to a friend who has an 840 pro 256GB from last year, he said his writes were only at 1.5 odd TB.
Anandtech's review of the 840 Evo details Rapid and it's not really something you'd notice in regular usage. So I just have mine turned off. And I moved back to my balanced power scheme since I prefer that my PC sleeps at night unless I'm downloading/updating and such.
Kept my pagefile on my mechanical drive, disabled hibernation ( waking up from sleep is deadly fast, even with my mechanical drive having to spin up ), disabled indexing, prefetch and superfetch, and enabled write cache buffer and the buffer flushing.
Aha, so keeping track of wear is why it is auto-started (but I hate the UAC prompt at power-up)? Is it known why it prevents the computer from sleep? Does sleep degrade the SSD performance, life-span, or is generally harmful to SSD?
Thanks for your good advice. I will do such tweaking as well. Did you optimize for performance in Magician?