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Are there any programs that defrag an SSD? Is it even necessary on an SSD?

#1GalaxyNexusPosted 6/5/2012 1:17:04 PM
I heard it's not good because lowers the life of an SSD, but I feel like my files are all over the place and would like to defrag it. Is it even worth it?
#2MaKhaosPosted 6/5/2012 1:19:33 PM
The point of an SSD is to have the files spread out across the chips.
#3thaandieselPosted 6/5/2012 2:06:45 PM
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.
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#4daremePosted 6/5/2012 2:17:26 PM
Why do you feel like that? defragging has nothing to do with folders, it's to do with a files physical location on the platter.
#5Shadow EdgePosted 6/5/2012 7:02:29 PM
Do not defrag SSDs. It can even degrade performance and lifespan.
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#6hellmasterpPosted 6/5/2012 7:08:36 PM
From: Shadow Edge | #005
Do not defrag SSDs. It will degrade performance and lifespan.

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#7arleasPosted 6/5/2012 7:14:47 PM
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.

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.