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Windows 7: Defragmenting large drives?

17 Oct 2017   #21
martinlest

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
 
 

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Again, stick with Windows 7 defragger
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I'm pretty sure you can defrag SSDs as long as you are using the manufacturer's tool, not Microsoft's.
See what I mean? Two opposite opinions in the same thread. I think for now I'll just leave alone, as someone else suggested here earlier.


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17 Oct 2017   #22
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mrjimphelps View Post
True, on an SSD file access will be fast whether the file is fragmented or not. However, if you have to do a recovery on the drive, say, you accidentally delete some important files, or you inadvertently format the drive, the less fragmented your data, the greater your chance of doing a successful file recovery.
That's pretty much true of HDDs (keep in mind that data isn't always recoverable on failed HDDs) but the vast majority of the time, when an SSD fails, the data is irrecoverable.
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17 Oct 2017   #23
chefduane

Win 7 Home Prem x64 SP1
 
 

If you need to defrag a very large drive, do what everybody else does. Get an even LARGER drive. Problem solved.
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22 Oct 2017   #24
RoasterMen

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by martinlest View Post
See what I mean? Two opposite opinions in the same thread. I think for now I'll just leave alone, as someone else suggested here earlier.
Yes. For HDDs, just stick with Microsoft's Defragmenter. For SSDs I highly recommend using their own software because they have their own algorithm of defragmenting.
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22 Oct 2017   #25
martinlest

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
 
 

Seems fair enough...
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