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  1. Posts : 4,585
    Windows 10 Pro
       #41

    Don`t defrag your hard drives ???

    That`s ridiculous. I defrag them every time I download a movie or download a new game or new game content.

    Other than that, they are not touched.
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  2. Posts : 1,903
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #42

    Modern HDDs just dont need defraggers at all ! I have some very old Maxtor-HDDs , never defragged them , still working fine .
    Besides ; is it a good idea to defrag your backups when stalled on HDD ........?
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  3. Posts : 7,257
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #43

    I'm not sure where your getting your information from.
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  4. Posts : 494
    Win 10 Pro x64 versions
       #44

    Modern HDDs just dont need defraggers at all ! I have some very old Maxtor-HDDs , never defragged them , still working fine .
    Are you sure? How do or did you determine this?

    Besides ; is it a good idea to defrag your backups when stalled on HDD ........?
    What? Please explain how it is possible to defrag a backup? And how a backup can be "stalled" on an HDD?
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  5. Posts : 1,903
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #45

    If you place your OS-backups on an internal/external HDD they will be defragged if you choose this HDD for defragging .
    As I said before ; modern HDDs dont need to be defragged at all !
    Of course its everyones own choise ...........I dont anyway ( except trimming , manual once a month !! )
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  6. Posts : 1,806
    Windows 10 Pro 21H1 19043.1348
       #46

    pietcorus2 said:
    As I said before ; modern HDDs dont need to be defragged at all !
    When you say, modern HDD, are you referring to a mechanical spinning drive or an SSD?

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  7. Posts : 1,157
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit v21H2
       #47

    RolandJS said:
    Would W10 be able to handle a hybrid HDD?
    The flash memory in the hybrid HDD is only used internally as cache. W10 will only see the drive as a regular HDD and will defrag it accordingly.
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  8. Posts : 1,614
    Windows 10 Home
       #48

    "Please explain how it is possible to defrag a backup? And how a backup can be "stalled" on an HDD?"
    The only fragmented backup that I know of: a set of simple but lengthy folders/files copy and pastes, during an active Windows session involved in its own data-generating/data-saving operations, onto a data partition within the same HDD. Can only be stalled if the read/write heads are busy with several simultaneous read/write operations on a platter-driven HDD. That's my wild guess, anyhow.
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  9. Posts : 46,649
    Windows 10 Home 64bit 21H1 and insider builds
       #49

    RolandJS said:
    "Please explain how it is possible to defrag a backup? And how a backup can be "stalled" on an HDD?"
    The only fragmented backup that I know of: a set of simple but lengthy folders/files copy and pastes, during an active Windows session involved in its own data-generating/data-saving, onto a data partition within the same HDD. Can only be stalled if the read/write heads are busy with several simultaneous read/write operations on a platter-driven HDD. That's my wild guess, anyhow.
    An image backup or indeed an MR file & folder backup is a single very large file which can be fragmented. It's not really worth defragging large files like these as you would get little performance gain.
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  10. Posts : 1,614
    Windows 10 Home
       #50

    Thanks, Kado! I learn something new every day :)
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