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Windows 7: defrag an ssd

20 Jan 2013   #1

XP windows Professional
 
 
defrag an ssd

hi does anyone know how to defrag an ssd drive? thanks

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20 Jan 2013   #2

Windows 8 Pro 9200 x64 w/Media Center
 
 

You do not need to defrag a solid state drive.
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20 Jan 2013   #3

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Not only do you not need to defrag an SSD, doing so on a regular basis will shorten its life.
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20 Jan 2013   #4

Windows
 
 

You can't.
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20 Jan 2013   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

100% aggree with the first 2 post. SSD writes differerntly to a traditional Sata hdd. No need to run a defrag.
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20 Jan 2013   #6

W7 X-64 RTM,SUSE 11.1, XP PRO SP3 as a VM, VMware ESXi
 
 

Hi there

Windows 7 (and Windows 8) automatically align the SSD when the OS is installed so you don't need to do ANYTHING to the SSD apart connect to the computer and just install the OS on it if you want it as your boot device.

Cheers
jimbo
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21 Jan 2013   #7

w7 ult 32 and w7 hp 64 X 2
 
 

Don't bank on Windows 7 and w8 aligning themselves as I have just run AS SSD on both and they were not alligned. Not a problem as Mini Tool Partition Wizard (freeware) can check/realign partitions. Just make sure that your pc's power saving is turned off while making adjustments to storage drives. This program can also juggle partitions and has great versatility.
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21 Jan 2013   #8

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Don't defrag your SSD.......if your SSD came with some software, it may have a Drive Optimizer or something similar, and that is what you will use to keep it cleaned up. DON'T force Windows to defrag it.
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