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  1. Posts : 4,453
    Win 11 Pro 22000.708
       #11

    Bocephus said:
    So you all basically mean to just use the defrag utility that comes with Windows as opposed to defraggler and everything should be fine? As you all can probably tell by now, I'm no Bill Gates at the keyboard. lol
    To be maybe too precise,, use the Windows disc optimization utility. It won't defrag an SSD. It'll run Trim on it, once a week. (Trim (computing) - Wikipedia) The link isn't easy reading, but it gives you the bottom line: flash based SSDs need to run Trim or writes will be slowed over time. HDs benefit from defragmentation because they aren't fully random access devices (the head has to be positioned over a disk, and then the disk has to spin around to where the data are). Data (or code) benefit from being arrange so that they can be sequentially accessed.
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  2. Posts : 16
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #12

    Oh damn!

    I just clicked on the 'My Computer' button and it is displaying HP Slimline. That's an old computer. The one I have now is a Dell Optiplex 9020. I'm sorry for not updating that part. Does this change things now?
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  3. Posts : 56,676
    Multi-boot Windows 10/11 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
       #13

    Bocephus said:
    Oh damn!

    I just clicked on the 'My Computer' button and it is displaying HP Slimline. That's an old computer. The one I have now is a Dell Optiplex 9020. I'm sorry for not updating that part. Does this change things now?
    Makes no difference what your computer is. The functionality of TRIM (SSD) and Defrag (HDD) does not change.
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  4. Posts : 16
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #14

    Thanks all!
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  5. Posts : 15,952
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.3324
       #15

    Note that if Windows recognises a drive as an SSD then it normally trims SSDs when you run 'Optimise' on a schedule but it does defrag monthly.

    This info is in defrag - Microsoft Docs under the sub-heading 'Scheduled task'

    Denis
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