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Is it a good idea to defragment a Solid State Hard Drive?

What will happen if I defrag it?

asked Nov 13 '12 at 23:25

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Defragging a SSD actually makes it slower as it dirties the nand.

By default nand flash relies on data being as fragmented as possible which is eventually what wear leveling does, it spreads writes across all flash cells.

When you defrag a SSD, you negate any benefit that TRIM gains you and you wear the drive out faster.

answered Nov 13 '12 at 23:53

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So any recommendations

(Nov 14 '12 at 00:04) larankin larankin's gravatar image

He's saying DON'T defrag it.

(Nov 14 '12 at 00:05) DJ Scooby Doo DJ%20Scooby%20Doo's gravatar image

You don't need to defrag a SSD Drive.

answered Nov 17 '12 at 17:46

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Gain an understanding of how they work first. If you understood how they worked you would not ask this question. Flash memory does not need to write in a certain order, information can be accessed right away because it doesn't need to physically locate anything. Thus defragging is of no use and then what Razor said.

answered Nov 14 '12 at 22:04

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Firdaush Bhadha


you came off a little arrogant here we all start some place...

(Nov 14 '12 at 22:27) trueb trueb's gravatar image

I assure you that was not my intention I apologize.

(Nov 14 '12 at 22:29) Firdaush Bhadha Firdaush%20Bhadha's gravatar image
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