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Windows 7: CHKDSK on SSD

19 Feb 2015   #11
richc46

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Chkdsk wears out the hard drive just like any other drive activity; maybe just a bit more. Basically it can be used safely, but as with any hard drive use it will eventually cause the drive to fail.


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19 Feb 2015   #12
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

Oh, but my old computer should be fine?
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19 Feb 2015   #13
richc46

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Hard drives have an average life of about 6 or 7 years, depending on usage. The more you use it the shorter it will last, it is the same with chkdsk. It is OK to use, but just do not over do it. I do mine when there are performance problems or once a month.
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19 Feb 2015   #14
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

Well since it still works, I guess it is fine. Is running it about once every month fine for a ssd and a HDD?
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19 Feb 2015   #15
richc46

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I do it about once a month, and I do not have any problems. My hard drive is almost 6 years old and running fine. That being said I do not have a ssd, but as far as I know there is no difference in this area.
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19 Feb 2015   #16
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

Well since ssds have a limited amount of read/write cycles, I would assume you would have to run it a little less often just to be safe.
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19 Feb 2015   #17
richc46

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I would agree with that
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21 Feb 2015   #18
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

The concern is the number of writes that can be done to a SSD. It's really unfounded, especially with newer SSD drives. They have an expected life many times that of the older magnetic platter (spinners some call them) drives.
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21 Feb 2015   #19
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Jack, what did you get as a result.
I don't remember the exact wording but as I remember their where no problems found.

I didn't even want to run Check Disk. It just popped up out of no where like had scheduled it. Which I had not done. It did take me a while to figure out why.

I left a DVD movie in the player that is set to boot before my system SSD.
So Windows 7 figured I needed a Check Disk done.

I removed the DVD rebooted and let the Check Disk complete and all is well.
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21 Feb 2015   #20
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

There is no need to worry about chkdsk, because while it does lots of reading, it hardly writes anything to disk (unless it finds errors, and even then it's very limited). What it does is analyzing the whole filesystem for consistency of its internal data structures, which does reads many sectors but not writes.

Defragging on the ohter hand does tons of both reading and writting, that's why people fears them on SSDs. Also, those disks don't profit from all the actions of defrag as mechanical disks do, rendering it as a partially useless task.
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