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Question about Defragmenting SSD

#1BeerOnTapPosted 3/3/2014 10:46:41 PM
So I have an SSD (C:) and a HDD (F:).

I made sure to turn OFF Scheduled optimization so it would not automatically run a Defragment on my SSD (because that puts unnecessary wear on it, right?).
But when I bring up the defragment window, it says:

(C:) Solid state drive last run 3/3/2014 Current status OK (0 days since last run)

(F:) Hard disk drive last run 3/4/2014 Current status OK (0% fragmented) -I just ran it on that drive.

System reserved Solid State Drive last run Never run Current Status Needs optimization.


Is it running Defragment automatically on my SSD?
Or is TRIM working?
Please explain.
#2Lonestar2000Posted 3/3/2014 11:28:32 PM
Is it Windows saying this or some other program?
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#3arleasPosted 3/3/2014 11:40:20 PM
Windows is supposed to recognize that there's an SSD there and not run defrag on it at all.

I just checked mine and just having it analyze the level of fragmentation showed it as having been run on my SSD (but all it did was scan it, no defragging took place).

When I went to check the automatic update schedule the SSD wasn't even an option to have on the schedule. That's probably standard with windows 7 and up.
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#4Lonestar2000Posted 3/3/2014 11:51:18 PM
Also, if your HDD only has data on it there is no point in defragging it.
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#5BeerOnTap(Topic Creator)Posted 3/3/2014 11:53:00 PM
Lonestar2000 posted...
Is it Windows saying this or some other program?


Windows 8.1 is saying exactly what I put in my post..

So is my SSD being defraged or not?
#6BeerOnTap(Topic Creator)Posted 3/4/2014 12:16:28 AM
So why is it saying "last run" as if it (the defragmentation process) had just been run on it???
#7arleasPosted 3/4/2014 12:20:49 AM
BeerOnTap posted...
So why is it saying "last run" as if it (the defragmentation process) had just been run on it???



If you scan it to see how fragmented it is, it says "last run" at that time. It does not mean that it was actually defragmented, just that it was the last time it was checked. it should NOT be on the weekly (or whatever) defrag schedule.

If you go to your disk defragment program and click on "configure schedule" you can make sure that it won't be selected, but like I said, it shouldn't even be an option that you could add accidentally.
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#8SpacewhizguyPosted 3/4/2014 12:21:39 AM
Optimization =/= defragmentation. Turn on optimization for your SSDs.
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#9myztikricePosted 3/4/2014 12:30:07 AM
there is no 'turn on optimization' for ssds
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#10arleasPosted 3/4/2014 12:31:25 AM
http://www.thessdreview.com/daily-news/latest-buzz/windows-8-optimize-drives-sets-automated-trim-for-ssd-health-comfort/
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