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  1. #1
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    To optimize or not to optimize that is the question!

    Hey guys, I have a new Samsung SSD and I have heard its not a good idea to defrag a SSD. Is it ok to optimize it?
    What is optimization anyway?
    Thanks in advance,

    windows 10 pro 64 bit
    Samsung 256 mb 850 Evo pro.
    Pete

  2. #2
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    Re: To optimize or not to optimize that is the question!

    All optimize does on Windows 8 and 10 does after Optimize is set to run automatically, is when needed it tells the OS to run the trim command and the drive's garbage collection to run.

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    Re: To optimize or not to optimize that is the question!

    Defragging SSD is not having any benefit at all. Defragging done in HDD to put all of the sectors of any given large file together., reducing seek time when the reading file sequentially. On SSD its meaningless since the sector address used by the os are mapped all over the place on SSD by the optimization code.

    Plus, defragging SSD would result in massive write amplification and i guess it would be bad.

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    Re: To optimize or not to optimize that is the question!

    Thanks for the input guys.
    Pete

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