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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 that defragmentation is not necessary on an SSD. I have defragment set for "automatic defrag".......I have two (2) external drives and two (2) internal drives that are traditional drives and one (1) internal SSD. The four traditional hard drives were defragmented on 2/6/2013, but it shows that the SSD was not subjected to the 2/6/2013 process.

Does the computer "know" this "C" drive is an SSD ?.........Do I need worry about the "C" drive becoming subject to defrag ??........If necessary, how do I "remove" the "C" drive with regards to defragmentation ?

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whs
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Defrag on a SSD is not only unneccesary - it is detrimental to the life of the SSD. And yes, the defrag program 'knows'. If it sees a disk with zero rotation, it will skip it.

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afuhnk
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Windows 7 should, by default, disable defragmentation on SSD.
Windows 8 disc optimize is enabled on SSD as it 'optimizes' the drive (trim + garbage collector). And it should remain enabled.

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crlamb
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Thanks for the prompt replies

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whs
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You are welcome.

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