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Originally Posted by Majin SSJ Eric View Post
How would you know if the computer had automatically defragged an SSD?
If you read the OP, a utility defragged it while I was asleep, by default the utility will run its things during idle, I had forgot to tell it not to defrag...
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Since you say you had just set up windows, if you don't care to re-do it you won't need to deal with the next few days with crappy performance. I'd suggest a secure-erase just to zero everything out then reinstall if you don't want to take the performance hits for the next few days or indefinitely.
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Try this: Leave the computer on for two nights in a row and let it idle. Allow the GC in the firmware to do it's thing. As far as I know it's not possible for the defrag utility to bypass how the controller on the SSD distributes data on the NAND, which is relatively random. The defrag utility thinks it's dealing with a mechanical HD, but the SSD firmware is doing it's own thing as far as handling the data. The data is not contiguous in any way on an SSD even after defragging. That's not how the wear leveling and firmware works.
Edited by Sheyster - 7/25/11 at 5:40pm
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Try this: Leave the computer on for two nights in a row and let it idle. Allow the GC in the firmware to do it's thing. As far as I know it's not possible for the defrag utility to bypass how the controller on the SSD distributes data on the NAND, which is relatively random. The defrag utility thinks it's dealing with a mechanical HD, but the SSD firmware is doing it's own thing as far as handling the data. The data is not contiguous in any way on an SSD even after defragging. That's not how the wear leveling and firmware works.
That is a good thought. however I already installed windows again last night. Actually fixed some other shell extension issues I was having so... two birds with one stone
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