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Defrag an SSD Drive


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#1 judyjht

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Posted 20 June 2016 - 04:26 PM

I just got a new Dell 5910 Laptop running Windows 10 with 2 drives - one which is a SSD.  I was told not to defrag a SSD.  I was wondering why and what should use instead or do I do nothing on that drives?

 

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Posted 20 June 2016 - 04:35 PM

SSD drive cannot be defragment and cannot be wipe free space, You can only sometimes use tool consolidate free space and trim drive. But it isn't necessary.
So, if You have SSD drive, You may forget such a things as defragler.


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Posted 20 June 2016 - 05:00 PM

Thanks for the quick reply.  I used to use MyDefrag so I'll forget about that.  One less thing to worry about.



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Posted 20 June 2016 - 05:54 PM

For SSDs in Windows 10 you should NOT disable automatic defragging.

The Win10 built in defrag tool is changed to trim if you are using a SSD.

See page 19 of Tweakhound Win10 Guide : https://tweakhound.com/2015/12/09/tweaking-windows-10/19/
(Near the bottom)


Table of contents : https://tweakhound.com/2015/12/09/tweaking-windows-10/

Edited by HoDANG, 20 June 2016 - 05:58 PM.


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Posted 20 June 2016 - 06:47 PM

OK thanks!  I am going to read the guide. I am still trying to figure out Windows 10!  Big difference form XP






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