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Windows 7: why doesn't a ssd needs defragging?

25 Aug 2012   #1
GTraymond2820

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why doesn't a ssd needs defragging?

Is it because it has no moving parts or is it something else.


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25 Aug 2012   #2
bigmck

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GTraymond2820 View Post
Is it because it has no moving parts or is it something else.
Give this a read. Solid-State Drives: Why don't you have to defragment a Solid State Drive? - Quora
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25 Aug 2012   #3
GTraymond2820

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Thanks
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25 Aug 2012   #4
GTraymond2820

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Cool nice article I'm going to look into getting a ssd in the future.
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25 Aug 2012   #5
windude99

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Also, they shouldn't be defragged because they don't NEED to be defragged They are crazy fast!
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25 Aug 2012   #6
bigmck

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GTraymond2820 View Post
Cool nice article I'm going to look into getting a ssd in the future.
You won't be sorry. Next time you open a program count the seconds from your mouse click until the program opens. With a SSD, it is less than one second.
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25 Aug 2012   #7
Layback Bear

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To put it in layperson terms. Defragging a hard drive put thing a nice order so the system can find things faster. You have mechanical arm and disc moving around trying to find what it has been ask to find. If things are in order it's quicker. A SSD is electronic. No moving parts. A SSD doesn't care where things are or what order they are in. It just finds what it is requested to find instantly. Defragging is a process of reads and wrights. Unneeded reads and wrights could shorten the life of a SSD. As far as I know it would not improve the performance of a SSD. I know of no manufacture of SSD's that recommends defragging of a SSD.
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26 Aug 2012   #8
Visualization

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GTraymond2820 View Post
Cool nice article I'm going to look into getting a ssd in the future.
You won't be sorry. Next time you open a program count the seconds from your mouse click until the program opens. With a SSD, it is less than one second.
Even programs like Photoshop?
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26 Aug 2012   #9
Anthony

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.....because nothing gets fragmented!! Thats why!!
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26 Aug 2012   #10
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Yes all programs open right now. Don't worry about fragmentation on a SSD. Don't worry about defragging on a SSD. Just use your SSD and be happy. If by chance you want a little more info just Google Trim.
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