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Can't Defrag My Laptop


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#1 ezpkns34

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Posted 13 September 2016 - 09:57 AM

Tried to defrag my laptop (first time trying it since I got it)

 

When I tried, I got this popup:

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I dunno what settings I changed/customized, but am hesitant to remove them without knowing what they are first

 

 

Thanks for any assistance



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Posted 13 September 2016 - 10:47 AM

Do you have a hard drive or solid state drive?  If you have a solid state drive there is no need to defragment.

 

Looking at the error you should be able to defrag if you select the Remove customized settings button and acknowledge the UAC pop that will appear after.



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Posted 13 September 2016 - 10:57 AM

I believe I have a SSHD



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Posted 13 September 2016 - 11:01 AM

I believe I have a SSHD

 

SSD's can not be de-frag'd. They are fragmented naturally. If you force a defrag on it you may destroy the SSD.



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Posted 13 September 2016 - 11:16 AM

I see, didn't know SSHD & SSD were the same, thanks. Glad I asked before "restoring the settings"

 

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Posted 13 September 2016 - 01:15 PM

I see, didn't know SSHD & SSD were the same, thanks. Glad I asked before "restoring the settings"

 

Thanks for the help

 

It isn't. It's a hybrid of SSD and HDD. Unfortunately, people often refer to SSD's as SSHD just like they say "Solid State Hard Drive", which adds to the confusion.  SSHD is a type of hybrid drive where they combine an HDD with an SSD, hopefully getting the best of both worlds.

 

I think you can defrag your SSHD, but you may not gain any performance from it, unless it is very used. It depends.






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