HWiNFO running question about S.M.A.R.T. poll


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I have probably a stupid question but I want to know the answer. I would like to run HWiNFO all the time to monitor the temperatures of my NVME SSD. But I noticed that the "disk led" is flashing more often when I have the HWiNFO turned on than turned off. So I searched in google and found out that the culprit is the S.M.A.R.T. monitoring but thats the reason why I want to use this app. So I would like to ask is it safe for the SSD NVME to poll this S.M.A.R.T every 2 second as the default setting ? Can it somehow lower the lifespan of the SSD ? Is it writing something on the SSD every 2 seconds ?


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Polling SMART/health status of the drive is not performing any writes, so it should be safe to use it.
The fact that the drive shows activity during such polling is probably a bug in the drive firmware.