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Windows 7: Defrag SSD

08 May 2010   #1
steve-pressman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 - OEM Service Pack 1
 
 
Defrag SSD

I have just finished installing every thing on my new Rig and have noticed that the SSD is quite fragmented. Can I defrag it one time and let trim do it the rest of the time ?

Steve


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08 May 2010   #2
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

There is never a need to defrag an SSD it will simply shorten it's life. Don't defrag it.....just let TRIM do it's thing.

Also, congrats on the new rig. Hope all goes well. Have fun!
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08 May 2010   #3
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

I found this and thought it may help...

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Solid state disks use NAND memory. NAND memory has a limited number of write cycles, or a limited number of times data may be reliably written to the disk. Once the write cycles of a NAND cell have been used up, data can no longer reliably be written or read.

Defragmentation deliberately moves data from one section of the drive and writes it to another section of the drive to make contiguous blocks of data. Every bit of data that gets moved to create this pointless contiguous block is a wasted write cycle for every NAND cell that's touched by the defrag.

What's more, SSDs intentionally fragment data with a process known as "wear leveling." Wear leveling breaks writes up and puts them on separate cells so no one cell ever receives more strain than another.

Because of the nature of SSDs (electrical vs. mechanical), fragmentation means diddly because every NAND cell can be accessed at the same speed.

Don't defrag. Turn all excess writes off: Background defragging, indexing service, DOS 8.3 names, last accessed timestamps, etc.
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08 May 2010   #4
steve-pressman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 - OEM Service Pack 1
 
 

Ok thanks guys for the Info, I will leave the defrag on it alone. I am a cleverer person for knowing now

Steve
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10 May 2010   #5
BuzzCola

Windows
 
 

As far as I know SSD's are microchips not like physcial hard drive so you dont need to. Well it might help on some OS's?
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