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Turn off hard disk after... SSD +HDD?

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Reading the SSD optimization guides out there, I'm seeing a lot of suggestions to set the "Turn off hard disk after..." setting in the power plan to "Never", as that allows the SSD to perform idle garbage collection. Since I'm running the SSDs in an Intel array using RSTe I'm not getting TRIM, so that's fairly important.

So what's the deal when you have SSDs and HDDs? Currently have my OS installed on the SSD, and storage on the HDD. Obviously I don't need the storage running 24/7, I'm a bit afraid that'd actually deteriorate the drives a fair amount quicker than having them cut off after 20 minutes like they're set to currently.

Any thoughts on this one?
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If you really wanna conserve your hard drive, you can turn off your computer if you'll be keeping it idle for 20 mins or more. The SSD boots really fast anyway. If you are running RAID then yes u don't have TRIM so I guess it'll be pretty safe to set the "turn off hard drive" to a time comfortable to you. I'd still just shut it down and turn it on again though.

Hope this helps. Cheers.

Edit: Sorry I think I misunderstood some parts of your post. If you are running an SSD and an HDD meaning without RAID then your TRIM would be on and I suggest turning off the turn off hard drive completely unless u can set it to just the HDD.
Edited by BeastRider - 8/4/13 at 5:52pm
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