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Windows 7: Defrag or not

10 Aug 2014   #1
ICIT2LOL

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Defrag or not

I recently installed this Seagate ST500LM000 Laptop Thin SSHD into a laptop and am wondering if I should shut off the defrag as it is apparently part SSD.

Anyone got any answers for this please??


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10 Aug 2014   #2
TVeblen

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Not sure. You would not want to defrag the SSD, of course, but you might want to defrag the HDD. I would definitely turn off automatic defragging.

What does the drive look like in Disk Management? Is the SSD portion shown as a separate disk or partition?

If not, then it might be best to not defrag at all.
Good question though
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10 Aug 2014   #3
Layback Bear

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I have had the same question sense those types of drives came out and never did find the answer.

What does it look like in Disk Management?
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10 Aug 2014   #4
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Ok I will have a look later and post the screen shot as I have to get it set up with her wifi adaptor later. Bit of a conundrum eh?
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10 Aug 2014   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Disk Management might show us how Windows 7 see the ssd part of the hard drive. Maybe it has turned off the difrag on the ssd part.

You could also look in the Windows 7 defrag programs and see if the ssd part of the hard drive is listed separately.
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10 Aug 2014   #6
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Ok mate have to go out shortly but will do when I get back.
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10 Aug 2014   #7
Layback Bear

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No hurry. The forum we be here when you get back.
We will leave the light on.
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10 Aug 2014   #8
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hope I haven't keep you up too late and hope the pic comes through as I had to take a photo.

PS meant to add looks like any other drive really.


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10 Aug 2014   #9
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Sure does look the same.
Look in Windows defrag and see if it isolates the ssd from the rest of the hard drive.
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11 Aug 2014   #10
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Don't know Jack this is all I see. I have just set the defrag for 1am in a months time depending on what I can find out on the meantime about this issue.


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