SSD defrag issue?

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  1. Posts : 1,746
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    @Try3

    Hi Dennis, I think you took your quote out of a context distorting the reason on why this blog post exists.

    I can't see any sentence that would say SSD defragmentation does not reduce SSD lifetime.

    Both links (MS defrag, and the one @NavyLCDR posted) say nothing about this, the context of the whole post on first link is that scheduled defragmentation (once per month) is needed because of system restore that has biggest impact on defragmentation and that's the only time scheduled defragmentation takes place on SSD.

    here is the quote from blog post:
    No, Windows is not foolishly or blindly running a defrag on your SSD every night, and no, Windows defrag isn't shortening the life of your SSD unnecessarily. Modern SSDs don't work the same way that we are used to with traditional hard drives.
    default for defragUI.exe is to run on schedule once per week on HDD or less than that as often as needed (as opposed to once per month on SSD only because of system restore)

    That's a big difference, since again the point of the whole post is not whether SSD defragmentation reduces the lifetime of the SSD but whether scheduled defragmentation takes place on SSD and why?.

    This is the very first sentence from blog post that is also the reason why the author wrote it:
    There has been a LOT of confusion around Windows, SSDs (hard drives), and whether or not they are getting automatically defragmented by automatic maintenance tasks in Windows.
    so defragmentation does reduce the lifetime of an SSD except in case of really defragmented SSD, which is necessary since otherwise it would result in more disk writes than usual so it's beneficial since more disk writes means reducing lifetime.

    Also MS link you posted says this:
    If you manually run traditional defragmentation on a SSD, between your normally scheduled runs, the next scheduled task run performs analysis and retrim, but skips traditional defragmentation on that SSD.
    Obviously defragmentation does only minimal amount of traditional defrag job once per month, nobody encurages to defrag SSD the same way we defraged HDD-es.
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  2. Posts : 16,587
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       #12

    I agree with you completely. Every SSD ought to be removed from its computer and stored in a bank's safety deposit box so that its lifespan cannot be used up.

    Denis
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       #14

    Try3 said:
    I agree with you completely. Every SSD ought to be removed from its computer and stored in a bank's safety deposit box so that its lifespan cannot be used up.

    Denis
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       #15

    Surely there must be article/blogs/etc. that are not 6 years old and 10 years old. They are nice reads, but is that the best (most current info) to be found? No, I have not Googled the world looking for them. My comment is aimed at the 2 links posted here. The technology has changed and grown a bit since 2011.
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  6. Posts : 7,607
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       #16

    The following one was posted on: January 14th, 2020.

    Should You Defrag an SSD?
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       #17

    One of thousands, to be sure. It's a popular Blog subject because it draws "clicks" and "clicks" = $$$.

    Thanks.
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  8. Posts : 7,607
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       #18

    The following one does not look like a blog.

    Should You Defrag an SSD? | Crucial.com
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       #19

    You're right. It's an ad.
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  10. Posts : 56,795
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