Windows 10: Do I need to defrag my Hard Drive?

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  1. axe0's Avatar
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       25 Oct 2015 #21

    Yeremyah said: View Post
    How do I tell W10 to "Trim" that SDD hard drive?
    Windows should detect automatically if the hard drive is an SSD or not.
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  2.    25 Oct 2015 #22

    From an elevated (admin) command prompt, enter the command: reagent /info

    See if it lists the ID for that partition that you say isn't a recovery partition.
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  3.    25 Oct 2015 #23

    Word Man said: View Post
    Show us the map from Disk Management - it doesn't show 2 partitions?
    Dropbox - screenshot.2015-10-2.jpg

    What is that "recovery partition"? I was told by the people I got PC from there is NO rescue partition and I am unable to restore W10 to factory default. How do I load that recovery partition and how can it store W10 when it's so small in size, only 450MB?
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  4. Posts : 91
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       25 Oct 2015 #24

    The partition may be hidden but it is not relevant to defraging it. I would not do it. Your SSD must have come with some software and a manual. Read it and if you have the software use it. I know nothing about this "Hansen" that Word Man posted about.

    That 450 Mb partition is useless. I deleted mine. and extended the space on the SSD.
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  5.    25 Oct 2015 #25

    So I am back to square 1 I have NO idea if I should allow W10 to defrag my SSD drive once per month or once per week, or completely DISABLE it forever?
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  6.    25 Oct 2015 #26

    They likely meant there is no manufacturer restore partition and that's exactly how it looks to me as well as being set up as a GPT disk for UEFI BIOS (not legacy) boot. In this case, you can use Media Creation Tool to create a USB flash drive with your complete version of WIn10 on it it and THAT would be your factory restore media.
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  7. Posts : 91
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       25 Oct 2015 #27

    Yeremyah said: View Post
    So I am back to square 1 I have NO idea if I should allow W10 to defrag my SSD drive once per month or once per week, or completely DISABLE it forever?
    No you are not. Do not defrag it, if you want you can let it optimize it.
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  8.    25 Oct 2015 #28

    Windows will NOT DEFRAG your SSD.

    It will only run TRIM weekly or however you set it and may clean up your metadata if need be. If it's causing you that much anxiety just shut it off.

    Assuming you have some other sensible recovery mechanism (such as Macrium), delete the 450 MB recovery partition with Partition Wizard MiniTool and regain the 450MB if it means that much to you. Don't delete the 100MB EFI partition, however, unless you want to have to fix the problem of your system not booting.

    Here's what's on my "useless" recovery partition:

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    It has the Windows Recovery Environment on it and provides access (with a Shift-Restart) or in boot failure scenarios to tools such as advanced troubleshooting, a command prompt you can work with, and other recovery options. (No, my recovery partition is not my E: drive, it's just assigned that because I mounted it that way by browsing a full disk backup image in Macrium to generate the view I posted.)
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  9. Cliff S's Avatar
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       25 Oct 2015 #29

    Yeremyah said: View Post
    I have this SSD hard drive:

    Samsung SSD 650 Series 2.5" SATA 120GB | for Business

    Do I need to defrag it? If so, what do I use to defrag it and how often?
    Ok I've been following this thread. With Windows 8, 8.1 and 10, all you have to do is connect all the drives you are going to use, internal as well as external. Then you open up an Admin Command Prompt, and copy & paste winsat formal into it.- This will run tests on your CPU, Graphics and all your drives , and set Windows up(i.e. your indexing, disk optimization and hibernation and a few more things) when it's finished, reboot and the settings will be applied. The best thing you can do is "Let Windows take care of Windows". Don't tweak, change, or turn off any settings(specially if you are not an advanced user).
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  10.    25 Oct 2015 #30

    Gary said: View Post
    No you are not. Do not defrag it, if you want you can let it optimize it.
    What's difference between allowing W10 defrag and only optomize?

    And how do I tell W10 defrag to ONLY optimize and not defrag once per month?
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