Windows 10: Why is Windows defragging my SSD?

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  1.    23 Apr 2017 #41


    Windows does a certain amount of SSD defragmentation, from what I understand this is mostly oriented around the File System itself, system structures, folder structures, and MFT (Master File Table), but not the actual files themselves.
    From what I've been told through various courses there's a limit to the maximum number of file fragments within the MFT and that's what the OS does keep track of. It does not need or does take care of other fragmented files on an SSD. This a build in OS limitation.
    In practice all works fine and as said before, if you want industrial level tools to prevent fragmentation then by all means do so.
    That being said, most current SSDs have contoller hardware that takes care of everything the drive needs to keep it into top shape.

    Last edited by fdegrove; 23 Apr 2017 at 18:12.
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