Every Saturday windows writes a lot to the SSD.

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  1. Simplified

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    Hi.

    I have noticed that windows 7 writes about 2.5gb more to the disk on Saturdays than other days.

    Here is a screeenshot of SSD life:
    Namnlös.jpg

    I have done these tweaks:
    1: Indexing, Readyboost, Readyboot, Defrag, Hibernate, Superfetch, Prefetch, are turned off.
    2: The temp folder for IE9 is on the HDD.
    3: The Page File is set to 8gb on the HDD and turned off on the SSD.

    I have monitored the writes for a few weeks and this always happens on Saturdays.

    Does anyone know what causes this issue?

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    Open task scheduler and see if anything is set for that time slot.
     
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    Thanks for the fast reply! :)

    I opened task scheduler and it shows that no tasks are scheduled :confused:

    Namnlös.png

    The screenshot is in Swedish (because I can't change the language), but it shows that 0 tasks has been launched automatically by the scheduler.
     
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    I understand what the screen shot indicates .. Have you ruled out any type of malware, or could your antivirus or Malware program be doing a scan ?
     
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    I have Panda Cloud antivirus. It does not have a scheduled time to scan.

    I ran a scan with Panda Cloud and malwarebytes after taking the screenshot. The computer is clean.
     
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    The easiest and probably also the most time-consuming way to find out what exactly writes to your SSD is to use the resource monitor in your task manager. Leave it open and check your disk activity every few minutes to see if there is anything large written to your SSD, of course you will need to do this on Saturday.
     
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    Thanks for the link.

    I followed all the steps in the guide. I will monitor the disk like a hawk next saturday. :D
    I will do that next Saturday and keep you guys updated. :)
     
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    I agree w/much of the advice given in the Lifehacker article, but I wouldn't be so concerned about your SSD's life to move the page file to your HDD, unless you're doing tons of other writes daily.

    From Support and Q&A for Solid-State Drives - Engineering Windows 7 - Site Home - MSDN Blogs (emphasis mine)
     
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    same for the temporary internet files. the faster it can access those small files in there, the better.

    in essence, leave the system as it was after installation. that's how it's designed to be, and that's what the ssd is built for.
     
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