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How often should you defrag your SSD?

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I'm running Windows 7 on my first SSD. I've had it for about a month and wondered how often should I defrag it. Do the same rules apply to regular drives? I am not installing many programs and installed one game to it. I'm running out of space and thinking about installing my games to another drive instead.
post #2 of 15
You shouldn't defrag it at all. If anything it's bad for the drive, apparently.
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He's right. If you defrag the drive you use up all the random reads/ writes thus degrading the drive.

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You don't defrag SSD drives. The same effect is done automatically by the controller on the drive. Installing your games on another drive is fine. You will still benefit from the application loading times provided by the SSD - ASAIK.
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Originally Posted by R00ST3R View Post
You don't defrag SSD drives. The same effect is done automatically by the controller on the drive. Installing your games on another drive is fine. You will still benefit from the application loading times provided by the SSD - ASAIK.
Solid-state drive drives?

Anyway, I think you have a pretty clear cut answer now OP. Don't defrag your SSD.
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Yep, thanks a lot guys. That's why I asked, because I remember reading something like that before.
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I have Kingmax SSD in one of my netbooks and unless I defrag it, it becomes really slow. I would only guess this is because of the bottleneck effect of ram HDDs. It seems like having the written data at the head of the drive helps to load everything. I'm still confused as to why a lot of techs don't see any need at all to defragment a drive, given that unless you are using a type of operating system that always puts files in perfect order when deleting and moving, any drive on classic layout should need periodic defragmentation. Somebody have some beefy info for figuring this out?
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I have Kingmax SSD in one of my netbooks and unless I defrag it, it becomes really slow. I would only guess this is because of the bottleneck effect of ram HDDs. It seems like having the written data at the head of the drive helps to load everything. I'm still confused as to why a lot of techs don't see any need at all to defragment a drive, given that unless you are using a type of operating system that always puts files in perfect order when deleting and moving, any drive on classic layout should need periodic defragmentation. Somebody have some beefy info for figuring this out?
That is why it's slow.

Good SSD's will remain fast for a VERY VERY VERY long time.
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