Does disabling Sysmain (Superfetch) make any sense with an NVME system drive?


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I have seen absolutely no difference in performance whether it is enabled or disabled, except for one less background service.
 

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From the usage guide, tuning your system section, for SSDs by the people who have taken over Intel's drive business:

In Microsoft Windows 8 and newer, Superfetch functions differently than in previous versions of Windows and should not be disabled for the SSD.

Previous to using the new tools I had Sysmain disabled and Intel's tools check stated 'Sysmain disabled' with a green checkmark.
I honestly can't see any difference with it enabled or disabled, the manufacturers can't seem to agree either way.
 

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Disabling Sysmain makes sense even with HDDs. With HDDs it hurts performance, with SSDs best case it's completely unnecessary because there is no drive slowness to compensate
 

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I think that unless you have a problem or some legit. reason It should be left on and not messed about with
 

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