SSD optimize and defrag

  1.    #1

    SSD optimize and defrag


    There is a place to set optimize and defrag on or off and to schedule if you wish.
    However, I have read that Windows does this itself in its own way. So should I turn mine off or leave it set to a month?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    #2

    If It's properly recognized as SSD, it should say "Optimize" and HDDs would be "Fragmented %". For all practical purposes, Optimize will just invoke Trim command and not classical gefragmentation like with HDDs.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	image.png 
Views:	1 
Size:	51.3 KB 
ID:	229394
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  3. Try3's Avatar
    Posts : 1,743
    Windows 10 Home x64 and Pro x86
       #3

    Windows does this itself if you tell it to in Disk defragmenter - C:\Windows\System32\dfrgui.exe

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	D7m SSD needs optimisation - Clean.png 
Views:	59 
Size:	25.9 KB 
ID:	229404

    Judging by the words you chose, I think this is what you are looking at. And note that this interface runs the appropriate type of defrag [defrag or optimise/trim] for different types of disk without any action being needed on your part [the button says Optimise whichever disk type is chosen].

    So you can just accept the defaults in that interface if you want to [in the diagram, I had chosen to turn scheduled defrags off but I think you want to leave them on].

    Denis
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    #4

    defrag ssd


    This is how my settings are and unless I have read you all wrong, it should be left hat way and let Windows do its own thing.
    Thank you for your help.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Untitled.png  
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    #5

    Maranna:

    What have you read to lead you to believe that you shouldn't schedule optimization?

    You may be right---I have 2 SSDs that supposedly are set to optimize on a weekly schedule. Apparently neither has been optimized in at least 19 days.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	image.png 
Views:	2 
Size:	21.1 KB 
ID:	229411
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  6.    #6

    maranna said: View Post
    This is how my settings are and unless I have read you all wrong, it should be left hat way and let Windows do its own thing.
    Thank you for your help.
    That's right, you can enable auto though, you won't even know when it's run, takes only few seconds and happens at idle times.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  7.    #7

    Sorry, my 80 year old brain drew the wrong conclusion so on it is for the month.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  8. Try3's Avatar
    Posts : 1,743
    Windows 10 Home x64 and Pro x86
       #8

    ignatzatsonic said: View Post
    I have 2 SSDs that supposedly are set to optimize on a weekly schedule. Apparently neither has been optimized in at least 19 days.
    That is the expected behaviour. See the explanation under the heading Scheduled task in defrag - Microsoft Docs. It trims SSDs monthly even if the Weekly setting has been chosen.

    Denis
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  9.    #9

    Thanks for that, Denis; just for laughs I changed the scheduled frequency to monthly. We'll see what that accomplishes.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

Related Threads
Performance & Maintenance Optimize and Defrag Drives in Windows 10 in Tutorials
How to Optimize and Defragment Drives in Windows 10 One of the best ways you can improve your PC's performance is by optimizing the drive. Windows includes features to help optimize the different types of drives that PCs use today. No matter...
Optimize and Defrag Schedule issue in Performance & Maintenance
So i have had this to TRIM my SSD weekly it as such it is scheduled as such http://i.imgur.com/f2eQwWe.jpg Problem being it has NEVER did this weekly daily automatically I will randomly check this and it will say 20 ~40 days since last trim...
Optimize SSD in Performance & Maintenance
Since I've installed a SSD, When I run Optimize it says never run-needs optimization. It will never run on it. Any suggestions? 105629
Solved Help me optimize my network please! in Network and Sharing
I have so many reasons I need help with my network! For starters. Because of various reasons I just don't think it necessary to for me to get into here, my wife and I have decided to home school our daughter this fall. This means we MUST have good...
Defrag and Optimize in Performance & Maintenance
What is a good optimizer with W10. Thanks
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 20:25.
Find Us