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Poll Results: Defragment a SSD?

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post #11 of 35
never.......no poll needed do some research foo
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From what I've read, defragmenting allocates your data so it can be accessed faster hence faster snappier programs or whatever reasons there is, SSD's on the other hand, even though fragmented doesnt need to be defragmented cuz they are already faster than a defragmented HDD. besides that, defragmenting it does a lot of read/write stuff on the SSD making it's lifespan shorter..

*that is from something I've read from OCN that is ^_^ somebody correct me if im wrong.
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post #13 of 35
It'll just waste your limited number of write cycles for absolutely no performance benefit whatsoever. Defragging mechanical drives is advantageous because the platter has to spin and the arm has to move to the right location, meaning it takes a while to move to a specific spot. SSDs however, can access any given part of the drive in essentially the same amount of time. Since SSDs have this capability, it doesn't really matter where the data is located.
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post #14 of 35
Do not Defrag a SSD. It will just work hard for no benefit.
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haha, someone voted yes.
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post #16 of 35
Quote:
Originally Posted by BradleyW;12844168 
haha, someone voted yes.

lol,i saw that.
Been doing a lot of research,You can use a reg. cleaner and you can use check disk.
Edited by AMOCO - 3/23/11 at 4:58pm
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post #17 of 35
Because of wear leveling, SSDs are naturally "fragmented" internally regardless of what you do at the filesystem level. A translation table built into the drive determines which bit of flash actually contains the data you're looking for. Therefore, "defragmenting" at the filesystem level doesn't actually defragment the drive internally. In fact, there's no way to do so, and no need to do so.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MorbEIn;12844118 
From what I've read, defragmenting allocates your data so it can be accessed faster hence faster snappier programs or whatever reasons there is, SSD's on the other hand, even though fragmented doesnt need to be defragmented cuz they are already faster than a defragmented HDD. besides that, defragmenting it does a lot of read/write stuff on the SSD making it's lifespan shorter..

*that is from something I've read from OCN that is ^_^ somebody correct me if im wrong.

That's for hard drives when data has to be accessed by a "head" that reads the info.

SSD's are so awesome, they have no small "head", the whole thing is the head.

That's like a making a runner go less distance - defraging
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Giving the runner a protal gun so they don't even have to run - ssd
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post #19 of 35
Defragging is for mechanical drives cos their so slow
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post #20 of 35
Quote:
Originally Posted by max it;12844235 
That's for hard drives when data has to be accessed by a "head" that reads the info.

SSD's are so awesome, they have no small "head", the whole thing is the head.

That's like a making a runner go less distance - defraging
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Giving the runner a protal gun so they don't even have to run - ssd


Actually, it is more than that.


SSDs consists of multiple NAND chips connected to the controller via dedicate channels. It is basically internal RAID. You want your data to be distributed accross all the NAND so the controller can access the pages simutaneously.
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