Is it bad to defrag a SSD? Also, should I defrag at all?


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    Is it bad to defrag a SSD? Also, should I defrag at all?


    Should I defrag my SSD and or Harddrive?
    my windows 10 is on my SSD and I have a few games on my SSD and majority of random games and files are on my HDD.

    I heard it's bad to defrag a SSD
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    McSweg said:
    Should I defrag my SSD and or Harddrive?
    my windows 10 is on my SSD and I have a few games on my SSD and majority of random games and files are on my HDD.

    I heard it's bad to defrag a SSD
    Short answer is NO do not defrag it. This question can stir all kinds of debate but actual defragmentation is irrelevant to how an SSD works.

    Medium length answer - if you use the Windows native Optimize Drives interface (try typing defrag into Cortana once) if will only run a trim operation on your SSD, which can be a good thing. You may find it's already scheduled to run weekly by default.

    Longer and more technical discussion (but getting a bit dated) can be found at: https://www.hanselman.com/blog/TheRe...ntYourSSD.aspx

    As far as HDD, of course you can defrag but most folks will set the Windows Optimizer to go weekly or even monthly. Fragmentation on that HDD may or may not be noticeable to you for a long while, depending on exactly how you use it.

    As far as 3rd party defraggers - they're a money hole.
    Last edited by Word Man; 22 Dec 2017 at 12:57. Reason: Added HDD defrag comment
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