Windows 10: Newbie Qestion Solved

  1.    08 Aug 2017 #1

    Newbie Qestion

    I was wondering if you could defrag an SSD Drive
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  2.    08 Aug 2017 #2

    You can- but there's no point and you should not. Access time is not constrained by mechanical head movement, being- guess what- solid state.

    Windows looks after your SSD quite adequately by itself.

    NO !! Do NOT Defrag SSD's !! Solved - Windows 10 Forums
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  3.    08 Aug 2017 #3

    Thanks a lot dalchina:)
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  4.    08 Aug 2017 #4

    No problem- enjoy your SSD's speed.
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  5.    09 Aug 2017 #5

    isaccasi said: View Post
    I was wondering if you could defrag an SSD Drive
    No, You should however verify if TRIM is enabled:

    Enable or Disable TRIM Support for Solid State Drives in Windows 10 Windows 10 Hardware Drivers Tutorials
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  6.    09 Aug 2017 #6

    I agree with roy, you should never defrag an SSD. If you know anything about how files are assigned space on hard drives and how they can change places over time, you'l see that defragging is meant for circular spinning platters rather than micro chips.

    I experienced first hand in the early days of SSDs, what happened when you defragged one. I had to return it
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  7.    27 Aug 2017 #7

    I agree with roy, :)
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       27 Aug 2017 #8

    isaccasi said: View Post
    I was wondering if you could defrag an SSD Drive
    You may want to look into over provisioning your SSD as well if your manufacturer recommends it. I have a Toshiba OCZ SSD that has a utility that performs it.

    SSD Utility - SSD Management Software
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