Windows 10: Do I need to defrag my Hard Drive?
Do I need to defrag my Hard Drive?
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?
No, I would not recommend it.
So leave it alone forever?
Does Windows 10 automatically defrag it? If so, do I need to DISABLE W10 defrag?
You can let Windows optimize your SSD. It WON'T defrag it in the sense that you're probably asking. More details here: http://www.hanselman.com/blog/TheRea...ntYourSSD.aspx
I checked Defrag in my W10, and it says it's defragging weekly automatically. Should I turn it OFF completely, or change it to monthly?
I tried that on mine and it took less than 1 second. I do not believe it did anything. Turn it off. If you want to try do in manually.
Word Man said:
It's NOT defragging it unless Windows has it misidentified as a spinner. If you trigger it manually, it's ONLY doing TRIM, hence the quick execution.
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Never defrag an SSD, it would only damage the SSD thus shorten its life time.
Trimming is however useful for SSD's, but not really necessary.
Per link in post #4 assuming you found it TL;DR -
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