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There's a recent thread in this forum that talks about defragging an SSD. Though, not entirely necessary and usually a no no, I began to wonder: With you duplicate an SSD to another, sector for sector, does it place the data (on the new drive) in the same cells as the previous one?

I am running out of space on my current SSD and I have ordered a new, larger one. I plan to duplicate my current drive onto my new drive, whenever it comes in. Would there be any sort of advantage to me defragmenting my current drive prior to duplication?
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You should never deframgment a SSD. But, you should do free space considation (which is done using defragmentation software). Yes, i know, the terminology is kind of misleading.

You need defragmentation software that supports free space considation WIHTOUT defragmenting it. Often, deframentation software has a "SSD" mode which will do this. I use Perfect Disk, but this isn't free software.

Doing free space considation prior to transfering to a bigger SSD should make the process go faster. You should also do free space considation on the new ssd after you transfer.

I can explain why in detail if you want, but it's difficult to explain. :-)
Edited by crimsontears809739 - 2/17/12 at 10:16am
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I've already got software that does this, so all I needed explaining was "considation" but I figured out you meant "consolidation" tongue.gif
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Sorry, can't spell very well. Your correct.
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Dirtyworks are you referring to CCCLeaner "Wipe Free Space"?
Is this a consolidation measure?
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I believe not.
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