Both Intel Rapid Start and Smart Connect are not necessary and actually might be considered bloatware, they certainly do not help performance. Furthermore, as many have already mentioned, sleep is definitely not beneficial for SSDs and I think you have one. IMO, don't waste your time.
Furthermore, I think the reason they are not working might be because they are disabled in the HERO UEFI. I know when I was checking settings on mine they were already disabled, and that could be the reason its not working. If you feel you need either of them, be sure to enable them first in the UEFI if you didn't do that already.
In terms of OC's, please see iamlucky's thread starting post for the requirements to be added to the OC achievement list in post #4. Has anyone else been sorely disappointed by the thermals of the 4th gen too? I know there were talks of how Haswell should have been better than Ivy but wasn't, but I am shocked by just how poor it is. I was able to go 1.35V on my 3770k and only then did I exceed the temps I got with my new 4770k. I got extremely lucky with my chip, but even touching 1.25-1.3V for me would require a custom loop, as the Phanteks is in the neighborhood of the H100i. The HERO is doing a great job with voltages though, its VRM is top notch, better than the V Formula.