ShadowPlay has three modes: Shadow Mode, Manual Mode and a Shadow + Manual combined mode. I'm using Nvidia shadowplay & I only record in "manual mode". I have no practical use for shadow mode. Shadow mode always writes to disk at a temporary location for the set period of time in the background, but doesn't save the file permanently to disk until the user prompts to .
So I was wondering if i set recording mode to "manual" will shadowplay still keep on writing to disk at all times even when i'm not recording gameplay? I don't want it to continuously write to disk all the time thereby shortening my drive's lifetime for no good reason.