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    Matthew Wai said:
    We were not able to help with the full format, which was performed by DiskPart/Windows.

    I was referring to everything upto that stage, the 50+ posts.
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  3. Posts : 115
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       #73

    Matthew Wai said:
    The Microsoft built in one, should I disable defragging for both of my drives or should I just change it from weekly to monthly?

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    Also I have a question about left over files from my old HDD, how can I get rid of them? Like they're corrupted and Windows says that the location of them is invalid, I want to delete them, when I go to Programs and Files it says "can't find unins000.exe" for some programs if you get me.

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    One more question, what should I do with my old HDD which was about to fail, should I run a CHKDSK on it on my other computer, or should I just leave it be and wrap it into anti-static bag?
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       #74

    ashramnavivi said:
    The Microsoft built in one, should I disable defragging for both of my drives or should I just change it from weekly to monthly?
    For an SSD it makes no difference what frequency you set. If scheduled optimisation is enabled it will Trim just once a month, whatever you set.

    Try3 said:
    If you have set an SSD to be 'optimised' weekly by the Defragmenter [C:\Windows\System32\dfrgui.exe], then it actually trims & defrags monthly.
    This info is in defrag - Microsoft Docs under the sub-heading 'Scheduled task'
    SSD defrag issue? - post #2

    For an HDD it depends on how frequently it is written to and how likely it is to become fragmented. I leave it turned off, and defrag my HDDs manually once a month for the system drive, hardly ever for a data drive that's not going to change much or get fragmented.
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       #75

    Bree said:
    For an SSD it makes no difference what frequency you set. If scheduled optimisation is enabled it will Trim just once a month, whatever you set.

    SSD defrag issue? - post #2

    For an HDD it depends on how frequently it is written to and how likely it is to become fragmented. I leave it turned off, and defrag my HDDs manually once a month for the system drive, hardly ever for a data drive that's not going to change much or get fragmented.
    My drive will be used for both storage & gaming so should I just let Windows defragment it weekly?
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  6. Posts : 2,487
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       #76

    I haven't manually defragged any HDD in at least a decade.

    Once or twice a year, I will do an "analyze" with the Windows tool. I've never seen a fragmented percentage above 3% and it is nearly always 0.

    That's using the default schedule.

    There's only the slimmest chance that won't be sufficient in your case.

    If you are obsessive, defrag it hourly or whatever it takes to reassure you.

    Microsoft has gone to considerable lengths to study the effects of fragmentation and thus their default schedule.

    Each defrag tool has its own definition of what "fragmentation" is. More to agonize over.
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  7. Posts : 115
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       #77

    Thank you very much again guys, I'm gonna mark this as solved.
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  8. Posts : 18,045
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       #78

    ashramnavivi said:
    Thank you very much again guys, I'm gonna mark this as solved.
    You are VERY welcome.
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  9. Posts : 7,607
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       #79

    ashramnavivi said:
    I can't believe that it's still good health and everything, I've been using it for 3-4 years now and it's from my old build.

    Power on hours: 16275
    The following Toshiba HDD's power-on time is "339 days, 4 hours" and "There are 691 bad sectors on the disk surface". Hard Disk Sentinel says "Estimated remaining life time: 13 days".

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