how often should my ssd be optimized with trim questions on trim


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    how often should my ssd be optimized with trim questions on trim


    how often should my ssd be optimized with trim I have a ssd and a 2nd standard 7200 rpm hd. Now I defrag the hhd but and optimize the ssd. will this optimization with trim hurt the ssd How different is optimization with trim on ssd vs defrag the 7200 hd
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    Windows 11 Pro
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    Weekly.

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    martyr said:
    how often should my ssd be optimized with trim I have a ssd and a 2nd standard 7200 rpm hd. Now I defrag the hhd but and optimize the ssd. will this optimization with trim hurt the ssd How different is optimization with trim on ssd vs defrag the 7200 hd
    Running TRIM on an SSD is not even remotely similar to defragging a HDD. Completely different processes.
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    This is from Intel own SSD toolbox,
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    This is my system drive, so weekly makes sense, my apps/ games drive is an SSD but there is very little writing/ deletion going on there so I only trim maybe once a month.
    As for defragging a HDD, I use the same methodology, if there have been terabytes of file writes/ deletions over a month I will defrag, else there is not really much point, where as trim doesn't cause wear on an SSD, defrag does cause wear on a HDD, both to the physical media and to the head motor.
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    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1776
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    martyr said:
    how often should my ssd be optimized with trim
    If you schedule your Optimise drives UI to run weekly {as illustrated by NavyLCdr} then trim will take place monthly.
    - This is stated in defrag - Microsoft Docs under the heading Scheduled task

    So MS seem to regard monthly as being sufficient.

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    Windows 11 Pro 64-bit
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    TRIM command does not erase the content of discarded blocks by itself. Instead, it adds them to a queue of pending blocks for being cleared by the garbage collector.
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    Window 10
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    It depends on how much I/O activity is happening, 3-4 days to once a week is probably a good enough for your main OS drive, Windows does a lot of I/O stuff under the hood and Defender is pretty bad with it too, I personally run it on a 3-4 day clock or after a Windows Update.
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