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What is the correct setting for Seatage SSHD desktop version with Windows 10?

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I am using SSHD 1TB 3.5" version as OS drive with Windows 10. Windows 10 should use auto defrag as default. Windows 10 can detect SSD and don't defrag by default, but how about SSHD?
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Even for much more popular SSD, the answer can be very complicated:
http://www.hanselman.com/blog/TheRealAndCompleteStoryDoesWindowsDefragmentYourSSD.aspx
I think just let Windows 10 goes with it default setting except someone over here can tell me a even smarter solution. By the way there is no Seagate forum anymore so I guess here is the best place to find answer.
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Windows 10 runs a defrag once a week or something automatically. This is the same as you running a defrag once a week.

Your SSHD will look like an HDD to Windows. The SSD cache will be controlled by the disks controller (internal to the drive) and you will not see any of what's going on there. Windows should also not be able to see it.

Continue as if you were using a regular HDD.

edit: and based on that article you posted, you have nothing to think about either way (HDD, SSHD, SSD), Windows 10 handles it all automatically (only optimizes SSD once a month, and only if you have volsnaps enabled).
Edited by spinFX - 8/31/16 at 12:34am
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SSD and HDDs and SSHDS all can be defragmented, degragment changes how the data is stored, after reading and writing data, the sequence of the data storage may change,

and once you degragment, it tidies up the data and store it in the best sequence that will give you fastest read write speeds.

Meaning that all storage devices can be degramented, and defragmenting will enharnce all types of storage operating performance
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So you guys suggest I don't change the setting in windows 10 at all and just use default?
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Originally Posted by espn View Post

So you guys suggest I don't change the setting in windows 10 at all and just use default?
Its up to you, Its always good to defragment your storage system.

I think theres a option for you to close the automatic disc defgramenting though.

the perofmance increace you get from disc degragment is realityly low, most or all of the time you would not notice it
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Originally Posted by Iwamotto Tetsuz View Post

Its up to you, Its always good to defragment your storage system.

I think theres a option for you to close the automatic disc defgramenting though.

the perofmance increace you get from disc degragment is realityly low, most or all of the time you would not notice it

This is default Win10 behaviour. All HDD's get "optimized" once a week, and all SSD's will get optimized once a month. Win10 can recognize the type of storage and set things up accordingly. As far as SSHD goes, it just looks like an HDD to windows, and the SSD part will be managed by the drive itself (whether that involves defrag I'm not sure - but probably not given that it's just cache.)

In terms of changing settings, you might find that once a week is too frequent, because you don't write much data, so there is little chance for fragmentation in the space of a week. You could change this, but I'm guessing it won't actually run the defrag if the drive looks OK, so I reckon there is nothing to think about here.
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