Does Windows Defrag a SSD


Shintaro

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I have never really known one-way-or-the-other, but this article from Scott Hanselman at Microsoft seems to explain it.

The article is HERE.

But below is the conclusion if you don't want to read the article.;)

Conclusion
No, Windows is not foolishly or blindly running a defrag on your SSD every night, and no, Windows defrag isn't shortening the life of your SSD unnecessarily. Modern SSDs don't work the same way that we are used to with traditional hard drives.

Yes, your SSD's file system sometimes needs a kind of defragmentation and that's handled by Windows, monthly by default, when appropriate. The intent is to maximize performance and a long life. If you disable defragmentation completely, you are taking a risk that your filesystem metadata could reach maximum fragmentation and get you potentially in trouble.
 
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