I am running WMC on Win 8 and I just noticed that the Windows Media Center Extender Service, which I assume is responsible for sending video to my Xbox MCE is using up 1.8 Megabytes per second of disk usage at all times that I am watching a channel. I recently ran a program for my hard disk which tracks SSD usage over the life of the drive, and it said that there was about 1TB of writes on the drive even though there is only around 150GB full on a new 256GB Samsung 830 SSD. Is media center set to continually write to disk every moment that you are watching TV as some sort of buffer for extenders? If so, this is a concern for people with SSD drives. I already set my recording drive to be a separate disk-based drive. Is there anything extra I can do to make sure my SSD is not being continually being written to, shortening its life, or is this just a fact of life for Media Center PC's serving extenders?
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12/29/12 at 11:46pm