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Even Windows 7's defragger is inferior to Auslogics Disk Defrag's.

We are computer enthusiasts, so we use superior software where possible.


It doesn't happen to me. It even didn't happen to me back when I was using plain 7200 RPM hard drives.
Sorry to sort of interrupt the topic,can Auslogic disk defrag be used on SSD's?
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Sorry to sort of interrupt the topic,can Auslogic disk defrag be used on SSD's?
No, because defragging solid state drives reduces their performance and simultaneously performs a bunch of writes. Plus, the other reason why there's no benefit to defragging SSDs is because of their design (being a PCB with a bunch of chips instead of a spinning disc).

On top of that, defragging a solid state drive essentially reverses all of the hard work done by its controller.

It's a little bit like trying to reorganize a drawer with one of those inserts that have several dozen little compartments. If you were to organize all of the stuff in this drawer in the same way that a defragger defrags a hard drive, then you'd end up defeating the purpose and benefit of having all of those little compartments.

So, solid state drives are a little bit similar to a drawer with one of those inserts that have a bunch of small compartments for the purpose of keeping everything organized with the added benefit of the controller that automatically keeps everything organized efficiently for you (which is one of the reasons why SSDs are as fast as they are). That way when you go to access something, everything is in its place and neatly organized, labeled, and extremely easy to find - even if you have one category spread out between 50 different compartments.
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Well, since having a second partition for Linux didn't work out too great, you could always look into running it in a VM. That's how I run Linux personally. Granted I'm just a noob with it anyway.
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