SSD - do i need to defrag

  tony-guitar 10 Aug 12
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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 10 Aug 12

Simple answer ... No!

But have a good look at this ...

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  tony-guitar 10 Aug 12

Thanks nontek, very interesting article.

  rdave13 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,

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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.

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