Windows 10: SSD optimize and defrag

Discus and support SSD optimize and defrag in Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance to solve the problem; There is a place to set optimize and defrag on or off and to schedule if you wish. However, I have read that Windows does this itself in its own way.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance' started by maranna, Apr 2, 2019.

  1. maranna Win User

    SSD optimize and defrag


    There is a place to set optimize and defrag on or off and to schedule if you wish.
    However, I have read that Windows does this itself in its own way. So should I turn mine off or leave it set to a month?

    :)
     
    maranna, Apr 2, 2019
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  2. Windows 10 can not optimize HDD, says it is a SSD Help

    Hi Steve,

    Thank you for posting your question in the Microsoft Community.

    Appreciate your efforts to work on this issue.

    • Does the BIOS recognizes the disk as HDD or SSD?

    Suggest you to set the Optimize Drives Service to start automatically from the services window to check if that helps.

    1. Open the run window, type ‘services.msc’ and press Enter.
    2. Search for Optimize Drives Service and select the start-up type as automatic. Also ensure to start the service.

    If you have set SATA controller to AHCI mode for Solid State Drive, in Device Manager it would show as SATA hard disk.

    Follow these steps:

    1. Click start, type “Defragment” and click “Defragment and Optimize your drives”.
    2. On the “Defragment and Optimize your drives” window. Make sure that your SSD is categorized as an SSD.
    3. If it’s not, then you can set it as a SSD on your bios. This way, you don’t have to exclude your SSD or disable any scheduled defragmentation.
    Disclaimer: Modifying BIOS/ complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) settings incorrectly can cause serious problems that may prevent your computer from booting properly. Microsoft cannot guarantee that any problems resulting from the configuring
    of BIOS/CMOS settings can be solved. Modifications of the settings are at your own risk.

    Hope this helps.

    Let us know if you got the help you needed.

    Regards,

    Srimadhwa B

    Microsoft Community-Moderator
     
    Srimadhwa_B, Apr 2, 2019
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  3. After KB3163018 & 3149135 Automatic Maintenance Defragments SSD instead of Optimizing

    Hello,

    We realize the inconvenience you are experiencing with defragments of SSD drive instead of Optimizing. We will certainly help you.

    Have you created any Task schedule on your system to defragment your SSD drive?

    If yes then we suggest you to cancel the task from Task scheduler and check if the same issue occurs. This generally happens if you have any task scheduled for SSD drive.

    Let us know the results. We will be happy to assist you further.

    Thank you.
     
    Sangeeta Sarkar, Apr 2, 2019
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  4. SSD optimize and defrag

    Defragmenting SSD

    Hello everyone! Should I use the Windows 10 built-in Disk Defragmentation to defragment my SSD? Some internet sources suggest that SSDs should never be defragmented.
     
    Nikos Lagios, Apr 2, 2019
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