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Originally Posted by Chunky_Chimp;13100615 
I have extreme doubts that it's Rainmeter that's sucked the health out of the drive. Back when my Falcon worked (it's sort of a Vertex clone, though I have the 64GB version) I was using Rainmeter for most of its life (which was more than a year), and its health never went below 80-90%.

Did you use the Dark Rainmeter weather skin? 99% of rainmeters writes and erases are to and from that skin in my processes here.
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Originally Posted by Jennasis;13100641 
Did you use the Dark Rainmeter weather skin? 99% of rainmeters writes and erases are to and from that skin in my processes here.

Yes, as well as HUD.Vision and Enigma, though the latter's a stock skin IIRC.
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post #13 of 33
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Here's a tiny snapshot of a few miliseconds of write activity from Rainmeter, which was previously going to C:\

Mostly it's from the system temp and weather skins and they are really tiny writes, loads per second
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With that much action by a Rainmeter app, was there not much of a overall pc performance change? I imagine it must have been hogging some cpu usage.
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what did you use to check this?
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How did you even check the life of your SSD?
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post #17 of 33
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Originally Posted by Krusher33;13100735 
With that much action by a Rainmeter app, was there not much of a overall pc performance change? I imagine it must have been hogging some cpu usage.

No CPU useage really noticed, Idles at 1 to 2% with rainmeter running, no performance decrease to suggest anything funky was going on
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post #18 of 33
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Originally Posted by MechanicalHand;13100761 
what did you use to check this?

The writes or the life?
The writes I used Procmon and Diskmon from Sysinternals Suite (free dl from MS)
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Originally Posted by BradleyW;13100766 
How did you even check the life of your SSD?

Drive life is checked via smartctl which gives raw Data and life in percentage
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Krusher33;13100735 
With that much action by a Rainmeter app, was there not much of a overall pc performance change? I imagine it must have been hogging some cpu usage.
If it logging data and such, it barely hits the CPU.
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post #20 of 33
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Re prev questions:

You can download Sysinternals suite from here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb842062

and Smartmontools (inc smartctl) from here: http://sourceforge.net/apps/trac/smartmontools/wiki
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