Windows 10: Do I need to defrag my Hard Drive?

Discus and support Do I need to defrag my Hard Drive? in Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance to solve the problem; I have this SSD hard drive: Samsung SSD 650 Series 2.5" SATA 120GB | for Business Do I need to defrag it? If so, what do I use to defrag it and... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance' started by Yeremyah, Oct 24, 2015.

  1. Yeremyah Win User

    Do I need to defrag my Hard Drive?

    Yeremyah, Oct 24, 2015
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  2. mlg63 Win User
    mlg63, Oct 24, 2015
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  3. Windows 10

    I went to defrag a slow pc running Windows 10. Went to properties of disc c: the system hard drive says it Need a optimization (50% fragmented) when I went to optimize it it sped through it all and nothing changed. All the others defragged. So I reset
    the computer to fa Tory state. It's still fragmented, and still will not defrag. What do I do or do I need to do anything.
     
    05wildcard13, Oct 24, 2015
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  4. Gary Win User

    Do I need to defrag my Hard Drive?

    No, I would not recommend it.
     
  5. Yeremyah Win User
    So leave it alone forever?

    Does Windows 10 automatically defrag it? If so, do I need to DISABLE W10 defrag?
     
    Yeremyah, Oct 25, 2015
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  6. Word Man Win User
    You can let Windows optimize your SSD. It WON'T defrag it in the sense that you're probably asking. More details here: http://www.hanselman.com/blog/TheRea...ntYourSSD.aspx
     
    Word Man, Oct 25, 2015
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  7. Yeremyah Win User
    I checked Defrag in my W10, and it says it's defragging weekly automatically. Should I turn it OFF completely, or change it to monthly?
     
    Yeremyah, Oct 25, 2015
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  8. Gary Win User

    Do I need to defrag my Hard Drive?

    I tried that on mine and it took less than 1 second. I do not believe it did anything. Turn it off. If you want to try do in manually.
     
  9. Word Man Win User
    It's NOT defragging it unless Windows has it misidentified as a spinner. If you trigger it manually, it's ONLY doing TRIM, hence the quick execution.
     
    Word Man, Oct 25, 2015
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  10. axe0 New Member
    Never defrag an SSD, it would only damage the SSD thus shorten its life time.
    Trimming is however useful for SSD's, but not really necessary.
     
  11. Word Man Win User
    Per link in post #4 assuming you found it TL;DR -
     
    Word Man, Oct 25, 2015
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  12. Gary Win User
    I totally agree with you on this. As a matter of being cautious, I do not let Windows do anything automatically.
     
  13. Yeremyah Win User

    Do I need to defrag my Hard Drive?

    What is that bottom listing, it says SSD, but called:

    Volume/926 etc....

    Why does it say C: is enabled to be defragged by W10 but not the other VOLUME listing which also says it's an SSD.. says "NEVER RUN"?

    Dropbox - screenshot.2015-10-26.jpg
     
    Yeremyah, Oct 25, 2015
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  14. Word Man Win User
    Because it's a protected partition that the optimizer can't access.
     
    Word Man, Oct 25, 2015
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  15. Yeremyah Win User
    But W10 says "NEED OPTIMIZATION", why?
     
    Yeremyah, Oct 25, 2015
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