It is my understanding that SSDs should not be defragmented, and Windows 8 (Release Preview) by default wants to "maintain" the drive and auto-defrag it on a schedule. I disabled this feature for now. Am I just being paranoid, or is it true that a SSD should never be defragged?
Solid State drives and Windows 8 auto-maintenance(8 posts)
Concerning Windows 7 and NOT Windows 8.
There are many of the Scheduled Tasks which are obsolete and not needed any longer as Win7 has been RTM so long.
A lot of them just gathered and sent information back to MS during the testing phase of Win7.
Guess I should make a list and post it.
It is weird, I disabled it 2 weeks ago, so before that it was automatically defragging the drives! If you right click on an SSD in explorer and hit tools, then go to optimization, all drives are listed, and next to my primary SSD it says last optimized 13 days ago. So it appears as if, at least in Win8 RP, you need to manually disable auto-optimize in whatever way you can. I would think there would be a way for MS to detect and disable such behavior for SSDs. Trying to plod through the Scheduled Tasks section was a mess.
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