defraging a HDD puts the files in order so "your needle and platter dont have to work as much finding your files". but with SSD's, it takes the same amount of time to find any file regardless where they are at, which is why defrag wont matter for performance, and
in short, no need to defrag ssd's, they are quick enough, and you wont get any performance increase in doing so. --- <- Q9550@3.3 - G31M - Hyper 212+ - 4 gig 1066 - GTX 470 650mhz - xfi 5.1 usb - turtle beach HPA2 true 5.1 - 64 gig Mushkin SSD ->
From: Shadow Edge | #005 Do not defrag SSDs. It will degrade performance and lifespan. FTFY --- http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=557350 -my old mobo oc http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2341052 -current mobo oc
Most SSD's are set up to try to use the memory evenly so that it doesn't wear out in one spot really quickly. All a defrag of an SSD does is forces it to wear out in one spot much faster.
This is what my SSD looks like according to Defraggler. http://i46.tinypic.com/s40v95.jpg
If that was a normal HD I'd be going nuts... that's 36% fragmentation. For an SSD, it doesn't matter how fragmented it is. --- http://badges.mypersonality.info/badge/0/19/193056.png http://www.speedtest.net/result/1846063869.png