Defragmenting and SSD?

gerry410

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I know it's strongly advised to NOT defragment an SSD, however I noticed today that mine which contains basically the OS and drivers is 39% fragmented.
I'm not sure if I should or not.
Advise please, tanks all.
 
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No, don't do it. It puts wear on the cells of the ssd and does not improve speeds at all because non-contiguous file segments are read just as fast on an ssd -- the problem with fragmented hdd files is that the read heads have to move around to get the file and that increases the time that it takes to read the file. That just is not an issue with an ssd.

RealBeast

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No, don't do it. It puts wear on the cells of the ssd and does not improve speeds at all because non-contiguous file segments are read just as fast on an ssd -- the problem with fragmented hdd files is that the read heads have to move around to get the file and that increases the time that it takes to read the file. That just is not an issue with an ssd.
 
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