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Is it true that SSD do not need to be defragmented?

#1LiL_JiggaPosted 9/15/2013 2:09:55 PM
Just want to make sure.
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#2steveboblarryPosted 9/15/2013 2:12:19 PM
Yes. Do not defrag your ssd
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#3WerdnAndreWPosted 9/15/2013 2:14:01 PM
No point in defragging because it can access files very quickly. I'm not sure if defragging actually harms a ssd, it just does writes/reads that aren't necessary.
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#4Orestes417Posted 9/15/2013 2:14:58 PM
Not only do they not need to be defragmented, it's harmful to the drive to be defragmented. Windows 8 actually won't allow a real defragment on a SSD through the built in tools.
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#5NingishzidaPosted 9/15/2013 5:08:52 PM
WerdnAndreW posted...
I'm not sure if defragging actually harms a ssd, it just does writes/reads that aren't necessary.


which wears the drive out faster than HDDs due to the nature of SSDs and they don't even benefit from contiguity also because of their nature
#6OmegaDL50Posted 9/15/2013 5:18:16 PM
Ningishzida posted...
WerdnAndreW posted...
I'm not sure if defragging actually harms a ssd, it just does writes/reads that aren't necessary.


which wears the drive out faster than HDDs due to the nature of SSDs and they don't even benefit from contiguity also because of their nature


This.

HDDs need to be defragged because the data is layered on disc like platters which arm goes back and forth several thousand times a second to read the data. Data is split into blocks called sectors.

Fragmentation occurs when you delete and move files off your HDD the sectors open up and new data is put into it's place causing gaps in contiguity hence "fragments"

An SSD never needs to be defragged because the data is split across several flash memory chips that consists of it's storage.

If you want to improve the efficiency of a SSD use a TRIM utility.
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