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(Solved) - Disc Defragmentration on an SSD

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  • Started 3 years ago by crlamb
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crlamb
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I read somewhere that SSD hard drives should not be defraged....I also think I saw that "by default" an SSD is not defragmentated. Is this true, or do I need to do something to stop defragmentation on that drive only ?

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whs
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Never defrag an SSD. That would be completely counterproductive.

Unlike spinning disks, the SSDs access each and any address with the same delay (usually +/- 0.1ms).

3. Yes, check whether defrag is off.

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crlamb
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I have five (5) drives, but only one (1) is an SSD. The four (4) "regular" drives are "checked", and the "C" or "SSD" drive does not show on the list of drives to be defragged. Is that all I need to do ?

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whs
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I guess. If you installed windows 7 with the windows installer, then the installer would have turned defrag off.

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