defragment SSD: Yes or No? We clarify

You bought yourself a SSD hard drive for your PC and will ask you for a certain time, whether it actually makes sense to them from time to defragment at once. We will answer you the burning question and explain why her about it better, let your fingers.

defragment SSD: Yes or No? We clarify

Thus, it is already out: SSD hard drives should not defragment principle. But why? Why is it even possible to defragment the solid state drives and what it does for impact if you have then done it a try. Answers to your questions here!

defragment SSD: Stay away!

Actually, it stands to reason: An SSD (Solid State Drive), unlike an ordinary HDD hard drive, not equipped with a reading head has to swing to certain data. Where the data on the SSD, that is irrelevant and therefore brings the defragmentation so precisely arranges the data in a logical pattern, nothing.

Worse: It is reported that the defragmentation process, as recommended at regular intervals for built-in hard disks, to write a negative effect on the life and some manufacturers of SSD drives even self: The function we should remove.

Can I create more space by defragmenting my SSD?

Of course not. The process of defragmentation assigns only the new data on a hard drive. Neither data are deleted or corrected. Logically related data blocks are next to each other while attached and physically, so that the read head is not back when reading and will have to skip around.

HDD vs SSDIn a SSD hard drive however, this is irrelevant because each cell of the solid state drive the same speed (>0.1 ms) can be read.

The cells can also only a limited number of times (nominally about 100,000) are described due to the underlying algorithm (wear leveling). Defragmenting would bypass the algorithm and make the SSD so at worst useless.

Switch off the SSD defragmentation in Windows 7, 8 and 8.1

Usually Windows recognize 7, Windows 8 and 8.1, if a partition on a disk itself posing as SSD and result for this no defragmentation. Do you want &# 8211; out of whichever reasons &# 8211; make sure that this is also the case with your new SSD hard drive, it does the following:

  1. Embark in the Windows Explorer
  2. Performs a right-click on a disk drive (e.g., C 🙂 and selects properties
  3. Opens the Tools tab and go Defragment Now
  4. Windows 7 lists all available drives, including any SSD drives
  5. Now click on configure schedule&# 8230; (Requires administrator rights are required)
  6. Click continue on Select disk&# 8230;
  7. Appear at this point now drives that have been created on the SSD, you must disable the hooks for
    • Appear here no drives the SSD hard drive, Windows 7 has already been classified properly and does not perform defragmentation

Important: This tip should use only to control her. Windows 7, Windows 8 and 8.1 recognize when installing a new SSD just that and automatically save them in the defragmentation. HDD hard drives are not affected and will be defragmented as usual.


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