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Old Aug. 23rd, 2011, 16:28
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Question Defrag a Solid State ?

The following question was in the User Profile Computer Details of member Aki ORR

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I use a SAMSUNG 900X + iNTEL i5 CPU, with WINDOWS 7

It has no disk
It uses solid state gates instead

Should I use IOBIT disk operations with it (defrag etc) ?
Can they damage the solid state storage?

Thanks for any info
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Old Aug. 23rd, 2011, 17:00
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Solid-State-Drives do Not need to be Defragmented.
So, Do Not try to.
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Old Aug. 23rd, 2011, 17:32
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just needs to set the "TRIM" command and forget it. no defrags required.
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Hi
There have been several discussions on this subject in the forum fx. this one:
http://forums.iobit.com/showpost.php...47&postcount=1
But generally one must say that there is not much to be gained by defragging a SSD computer, and it may - if defragging is used often - seriously shorten the lifespan of the SSD.
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Old Aug. 25th, 2011, 17:20
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The most experienced defragmentation company in existence has just developed an SSD optimization program. If their is not much to gain by defragmenting SSDs I doubt they would've spent the time and money to develop it.

It's true SSDs don't fragment the same way that HDDs do because they work under entirely different premises but SSDs do have fragmentation like weaknesses that affect them, here's the white paper link:

SSD Defrag White Paper

As SSDs become more prevalent and widely used we'll get a truer picture of how they actually behave in real world use. Remember, in the 80s the claim for CDs was that they never skipped ówe shortly found out that wasn't true.
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Ok Ron Caber
In light of your information, what is then your recommandaton for SSD defrag?
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The most experienced defragmentation company in existence has just developed an SSD optimization program. If their is not much to gain by defragmenting SSDs I doubt they would've spent the time and money to develop it.

It's true SSDs don't fragment the same way that HDDs do because they work under entirely different premises but SSDs do have fragmentation like weaknesses that affect them, here's the white paper link:

SSD Defrag White Paper

As SSDs become more prevalent and widely used we'll get a truer picture of how they actually behave in real world use. Remember, in the 80s the claim for CDs was that they never skipped ówe shortly found out that wasn't true.
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Old Aug. 25th, 2011, 23:13
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I have read that Windows-7 has an Automatic feature
that will Not allow defrag of SSDs.
I've Not tested it though since I don't have any SSDs.

So if Microsoft says it's Bad, It Must be Bad.
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Old Aug. 25th, 2011, 23:25
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Here's Interesting artical about SSD Optimization:

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/dis...frag,6848.html

Sounds like Snake-Oil, to Me!

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