1. Joined : Jun 2015
    Chicago, IL
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    Windows 10, Mageia Linux 6, FreeNAS, ClearOS
       20 Nov 2015 #1

    Defragmenting (Optimizing) SSD Win 10 Recovery & EFI Partitions ?


    Hi

    I have a Sandisk 240GB SSD with Win10 installed and I have the built in defragment/optimizer task scheduled to TRIM out the OS partition of the drive on a weekly basis, however, I didn't know whether or not to have it optimize the other system partitions as well...the Recovery & EFI ones. Should I enable that as well?

    It reports that both of those partitions need optimization.

    Tim
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  2. Joined : Aug 2014
    Forever West
    Posts : 2,555
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       20 Nov 2015 #2

    N9NU said: View Post
    Hi

    I have a Sandisk 240GB SSD with Win10 installed and I have the built in defragment/optimizer task scheduled to TRIM out the OS partition of the drive on a weekly basis, however, I didn't know whether or not to have it optimize the other system partitions as well...the Recovery & EFI ones. Should I enable that as well?

    It reports that both of those partitions need optimization.

    Tim
    Usually those partitions are not or should not be used for storage of data, don't have much room on them anyway. One could defrag them but I never do. If on the SSD I'd think it best to use TRIM.
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  3. Joined : Oct 2015
    Posts : 1,388
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       20 Nov 2015 #3

    Hi,

    I didn't know whether or not to have it optimize the other system partitions as well...the Recovery & EFI ones. Should I enable that as well?
    Even if you tried you won't be able to and they're not required to be optimized either as there's simply no file activity on them anyhow.
    IOW, you may as well exclude these partitions from the optimization/defrag schedule.

    Usually those partitions are not or should not be used for storage of data, don't have much room on them anyway
    Short of some external software trickery you won't be able to write to these either and in any case should not.

    Cheers,
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


 


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