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Is this okay? Or should I not do it? I'm talking about right clicking on a game and clicking 'defragment cache files' under properties.
 

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don't think it could hurt
 

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It will help, not hurt. I wouldn't bother unless you're getting stuttering or noticeably long load times though. Just let them defrag when you do a normal full-disc defrag.
 

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Originally Posted by Kaldari;11917648
It will help, not hurt. I wouldn't bother unless you're getting stuttering or noticeably long load times though. Just let them defrag when you do a normal full-disc defrag.
But that's the thing your not supposed to defrag an SSD. I thought this might have been different though.
 

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defragmentation on a SSD is pointless generally.

if you somehow got your filesystem to have 50000 peices per file it would be worth doing a "quick defrag" just to reduce the pieces a little, but by the time it got that bad would be a really really old install that was like 5 yrs old and had a full drive for years... so at that stage you could just reinstall anyway
 

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Defragmentation involves rearranging the location of the files on your mechanical hard drive. Because you don't have any moving parts on a SSD, the access times are the same across the SSD, defragmenting a solid state drive is useless. It may hurt too, because of the extraneous read/writes.
 
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