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SSD Fragmentation???

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by raybro, Dec 31, 2012.

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  1. raybro

    raybro Thread Starter

    Apr 26, 2003
    Been doing some reading online about SSD's and, since I've just ordered a 160GB Intel X25-M SSD, have a couple of questions about their use. I deduced so far that fragmentation as it applies to HDD's is not a concern with SSD's. The problem with SDD's is a bit different. Following is a quote from this website
    Other information suggests one use a feature called TRIM with SSD's which, at least on first blush, does essentially the same thing as Diskeeper 12 Pro, just a slightly different way.

    Would just like to know if anyone has had any experience with either TRIM and/or Diskeeper 12 Pro (on Win 8, if possible) and their opinions regarding the value using one or the other with an SSD.
  2. crjdriver

    crjdriver Moderator

    Jan 2, 2001
    Just my opinion however I would not install a third party defrag app with a ssd. Occasionally log OFF and let the system sit for an hour or two. TRIM works when the system is not doing anything ie logged off. If you still have problems with performance, then do the following;
    1 Make an image backup of your system using acronis true image. Store this on a second drive, external, NAS, etc
    2 Boot with parted magic linux and secure erase the ssd [do be careful to select ONLY the ssd]
    3 Boot with your acronis boot disk and restore the image.

    Done and your ssd is refreshed or in the same condition as new.

  3. loserOlimbs


    Jun 19, 2004
    I have had zero issues just using Trim...
  4. Triple6

    Triple6 Moderator

    Dec 26, 2002
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    To add, all you need is TRIM support by the operating system and internal GC that's supported by the drive, that's all you need to keep it operating well. You do not need any useless third party junk ware to keep the SSD working well. This consolidation of files or free space just adds more reads and write to the SSD increasing the wear on the drive and wear leveling algorithms move data around on the SSD as needed, internally and regardless of third party software doing its 'supposed' thing. Sadly this is a last ditch attempt by obsolete companies trying to stay alive where defraging even mechanical drives has little value and none on an SSD.
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