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Windows file system is well not as sophisticated as linux or OSX, where defragging is not needed.

However with Windows you do, but with SSD you don't, but you do? While defragging an SSD is bad (supposedly), I think it should be done (at least) once every 6 months.. Let me explain why..

Since the file system is not efficient, it still fragments the drive beyond belief. Since the drive gets extremely fragmented, the chances of corrupted files is more likely to happen. I've seen many systems with SSD's go south, and no one has ever tried to defrag an SSD.

I have an 8gig SSD in my thin client. I started to get errors on the drive, and I've never defragged it, probably close to 3 years old. I defragged the drive and all my problems went away. This is an 8 gig SSD which was revived by defragging.. crazy..

I think to prevent possible problems with software issues due to corrupt system files, I think its necessary to defrag an SSD every quarter to keep it in check.. Its not going to hurt the drive any more than you doing a benchmark on it..
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Thats actually quite interesting. I think ill try a defrag in a bit its begining to hit the 6 month mark if not passed it.
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It really should not hurt the SSD that badly anyway... what, a few read and write cycles per cell?
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When you do, you will be BLOWN away on how freakin fast it will go!!
    
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May I suggest Auslogic defrag! Its absolutely the fastest program I have every used.. and its free..
    
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Fragmentation and file corruption should not have anything to do with each other.
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Hmmm. I have a new 120GB Intel SSD on the way anyway.. I just analyzed mine and its 20% heavily fragmented.

EDIT: It was my understanding that fragmentation helped an SSD's speed, by spreading the data across the different cells and thus a piece of data can be accessed via more than one memory path.
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Defragging is just wasting write cycles.

The underlying data is fragmented all over your NAND to begin with by the controller on the drive.
If you consider the actual way you would benefit from defragging, you would realize that it is completely pointless to do on a SSD.
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That's where you are mistaken.. File corruption happens to a badly fragmented drive..
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Defragging is just wasting write cycles.
The underlying data is fragmented all over your NAND to begin with by the controller on the drive.
If you consider the actual way you would benefit from defragging, you would realize that it is completely pointless to do on a SSD.

I've seen good things come out of it.. I thought I would share my experiences with the forum..
    
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Do you have any credentials in computer science or computer/electrical engineering?
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