SSD - do i need to defrag

  tony-guitar 20:34 10 Aug 12
Locked

This is a new pc. Win7, 120Gb SSD (primary C drive) 1 Tb Hdd (D), 16Gb ram. I've had it for about a month, and just wondering if i need to install a defragger for the SSD drive. I used to use Smart Defrag on my old pc and found it invaluable for keeping it up to any sort of speed. This one currently 'flies' and i wanna keep it that way. Thanks for any advice - Tony

  Nontek 21:14 10 Aug 12

Simple answer ... No!

But have a good look at this ...

click here

  tony-guitar 22:22 10 Aug 12

Thanks nontek, very interesting article.

  rdave13 22:36 10 Aug 12

Don't defrag your SSD. You also need to disable system restore so find a program that can create images of your drive. Some links that will help,

link1

Link2

Link 3

Link4

Link5

Link 6

Before you install Win 7 make sure AHCI, Advanced Host Controller Interface, is selected in bios. It can be selected after OS installation but requires a registry fix.

Well worth the speed.

Advertisement

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Honor 5X review: Hands-on with the new budget phone from Hauwei's young brand

1995-2015: How technology has changed the world in 20 years

You can now publish data visualisations to the web from Power BI

Complete guide to Apple's campus 2, everything we know about the new spaceship HQ, plus: new drone…