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  1. Posts : 16
    Windows 10
       #1

    Is This Something I Need To Worry About?


    Hello :)

    I went use Defraggler and an unfamiliar warning popped up. Does this mean that I'll never be able to defrag? I use Windows 10 Pro.


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  2. Posts : 4,555
    Windows 10 preview 64-bit Home
       #2

    As you have an SSD use Windows' optimise instead.

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  3. Posts : 1,463
    Windows 10 Pro 22H2 64 bit
       #3

    SSD Windows' optimise will run the TRIM command which is the way to go.

    Jim
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  4. Posts : 7,724
    3-Win-7Prox64 3-Win10Prox64 3-LinuxMint20.2
       #4

    Hi,
    Seems like an old app designed for hdd's only.
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  5. Posts : 56,676
    Multi-boot Windows 10/11 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
       #5

    Defraggler (from Piriform) has not been updated since May, 2018. It's recognizing the device is an SSD, but still allowing you to defrag it if you want to. Very poor design. Stick with native Windows optimize (TRIM), it's designed not to make such mistakes.

    Download Defraggler - MajorGeeks

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  6. Posts : 7,724
    3-Win-7Prox64 3-Win10Prox64 3-LinuxMint20.2
       #6

    Hi,
    Garbage like all the rest of their utilities.
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  7. Posts : 4,453
    Win 11 Pro 22000.708
       #7

    ThrashZone said:
    Hi,
    Seems like an old app designed for hdd's only.
    Except that it recognizes an SSD and suggests that you not defrag it.

    Defragmenting an SSD is worse than useless, because it doesn't help performance and it increases wear, but it's not exactly a disaster.
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  8. Posts : 16
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #8

    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
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  9. Posts : 56,676
    Multi-boot Windows 10/11 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
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    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
    You hit the nail on the head. Windows Optimize/Defrag is all you need. All. It figures out what needs what done to it. Defrags and HDD, and Optimizes (TRIMS) an SSD. Done!
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  10. Posts : 13,170
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro and Home
       #10

    Yes, the terms changed with the newer technology of the SSD/Solid State Drive/Device. Seldom seen now is the IDE drive when it became a PATA/Parallel ATA drive after SSDs came out. Different technology different names/terms.
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