Auto defrag enabled after I replaced failing mechanical drive with SSD

Discus and support Auto defrag enabled after I replaced failing mechanical drive with SSD in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I'm helping out a friend with an older AMD quad core Dell XPS 625 running Windows 10 Home 1803. The original Seagate 1 TB drive was failing with some... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by n2ubp, Aug 5, 2018.

  1. n2ubp Win User

    Auto defrag enabled after I replaced failing mechanical drive with SSD


    I'm helping out a friend with an older AMD quad core Dell XPS 625 running Windows 10 Home 1803. The original Seagate 1 TB drive was failing with some bad sectors. I used Acronis 2017 to back up to an external USB drive. I installed a new 1 TB WD SSD drive and restored the partitions. I rebooted and everything seems to be working as designed. Just in case I ran chkdsk /f and sfc /scannow and everything looks good. I did notice that Windows had enabled the weekly auto defrag process for the SSD and I turned it off. I then checked my own tower running Windows 10 Pro 1803 with a Crucial SSD and it also had weekly auto defrag enabled and I turned it off. I know I had disabled auto defrag when I first upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 7 Pro. Why is 1803 enabling auto defrag on SSD's? What am I doing wrong?

    Thanks,
    Steve
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    n2ubp, Aug 5, 2018
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  2. oily_17 Win User

    Would defragging an SSD make a difference?

    Well this is a quote from OCZ forum on their SSD's

    And a quote from another source on SSD's, which can explain SSD performance loss, which is actually due to defraging.

     
    oily_17, Aug 5, 2018
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  3. Spidey1976 Win User
    Defrag


    Defragging SSD and Flash drives will wear them out faster. I do not suggest doing this. Defrag mechanical HDD's only
     
    Spidey1976, Aug 5, 2018
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  4. SarahKong Win User

    Auto defrag enabled after I replaced failing mechanical drive with SSD

    Stop windows from defragmenting my SSD!!!

    Hi Bob I get this all the time when I teach the Windows 10 course and I will tell you what I tell my students.

    Yes, Windows does put all your drives even if they are SSD in the Weekly defrag schedule.

    However, Windows will NOT defrag an SSD weekly, at the most it does this once a month. And you are right that SSD drives don't get fragmented as often but they still can get fragmented. So the defrag utility will first check to see if if requires a defrag before
    defraging. It actually does that on all types of drives.

    And for SSD drives it doesn't do the same "traditional defrag" as with HDD drives.

    It actually uses a TRIM feature to defrag SSD drives.

    So you don't need to disable it all. I have a laptop that has a SSD drive and it has been running Windows 10 for 2 years with defrag enabled it is absolutely fine.

    I hope this helps. Take care.
     
    SarahKong, Aug 5, 2018
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