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Newbie
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Registered: ‎01-10-2012

can you defrag an ssd and if so what software is safe?

I have the sandisk ssd, and heard you shouldnt defrag them is that the case?

SanDisk Guru
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Registered: ‎04-17-2008

Re: can you defrag an ssd and if so what software is safe?

There's no need/benefit to defrag a flash-based or solid-state drive.

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SanDisk Guru
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Registered: ‎07-18-2007

Re: can you defrag an ssd and if so what software is safe?

Tapeworm is correct SSD do not need defrag. If you are using Win 7 or MAC OS 10.6 or higher then your OS supports TRIM. TRIM is sort of like defrag for SSD. If you ahve an older OS like XP you will need to get a third party TRIM tool. for more info on TRIM just google SSD TRIM. 

Newbie
Posts: 17
Registered: ‎06-04-2010

Re: can you defrag an ssd and if so what software is safe?

defragging if a fast way to kill an SSD it also significantly reduces performances as it negates any performance maintanance that TRIM would have done.

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 2,190
Registered: ‎07-23-2010

Re: can you defrag an ssd and if so what software is safe?

A good article explaining TRIM: http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/storage/2010/02/04/windows-7-ssd-performance-and-trim/1

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Newbie
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Registered: ‎03-08-2012

Re: can you defrag an ssd and if so what software is safe?

do not defrag