Quote: Originally Posted by Barso
Is the included Windows 7 derfag tool enough?
I am using perfectdisk 10 but it is always moving files about when using smartplacement.
And I see no real benefit to this smartplacement.
Smart Placement only benefits a Spinning Drive, and is not a very good idea for SSDs.
Basically what its doing is looking at what files have been modified recently, and how frequently they are modified.
For this reason, It really takes a couple weeks to a month for more accurate patterns to emerge, making it more beneficial.
Files that rarely ever change, get moved to the front of the disc.
Occasionally Modified will be in the middle, and Recently at the end of the drive.
It will also consoldate free space in this manner.
The idea is that, since the rarely modified seldom change, there will be little fragmentation happening.
The fragmentation that does occur, will be at the end of the drive with file being modified often.
This makes overall disk fragmentation less, and what does occur will be at the end of the drive resulting in faster defrags.
Theres a bit more to it, but thats the general idea.
You can also change Smart Placement strategys as well, as to what is considered "recent" ior "rarely" modified amoung other things.