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Vince
05-05-2013, 10:53 PM
Just to inform about newish technology.

The guy who made my new computer warned me not to defragment it's Solid State Drive!
Apparently it wears out the circuits.

I am posting this because Solid State Drives are so new.

I like the idea of a drive with no moving parts.

Chilling_Silence
05-05-2013, 11:09 PM
Not super new, but now cheap enough that they'll be in more consumer machines.

And yeah, don't defrag, you gain nothing from it even if you do, coz there's no seek times from no moving parts...

Slankydudl
05-05-2013, 11:39 PM
Can't do any good so you may swell not defrag so you don't accidently do any bad

Chilling_Silence
06-05-2013, 08:29 AM
Basically it burns through the drives write cycles...

Vince
06-05-2013, 09:27 PM
Can't do any good so you may swell not defrag so you don't accidently do any bad

The guy who built my desktop said that defraging will harm a SSD.

wainuitech
06-05-2013, 09:55 PM
Defragging will cause a shorter life of the ssd esp if theres not a lot of free space left, doesn't pay to run them full, --- Have a read http://helpdeskgeek.com/featured-posts/should-you-defrag-an-ssd/ also This article (http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/40335972) explains thing in a more simple way.

BUT while you don't need to defrag a SSD, looking at their life expectancy, according to Intels Spec's, Read the Quick Prints on the right (http://www.intel.com/design/flash/nand/productinformation.htm) -- If they are correct the Drive will last longer than you'll be alive , 1.2 million hours, which after getting out the calculator :) is over 136 years.

pablo d
07-05-2013, 10:54 AM
TRIM is the new Defrag :D

1101
07-05-2013, 11:10 AM
'supposedly' Win8 is smart enough not to allow you to defrag a SSD

Defrag was overated anyway, its not 1998 anymore. :)
there were some who used to claim RAM defrag was a good idea as well

Chilling_Silence
07-05-2013, 11:13 AM
Both Win7 & Win8 will identify a SSD and disable the automatic schedule defrags for it.