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windows 8 defrag and ssd drives

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    windows 8

    windows 8 defrag and ssd drives

    I keep reading different interpretations on whether W8 does a trim command or defrag using the new "optimization" utility (formally defrag). Is there a DEFINITE answer on this ?


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    Windows 8.1 Pro

    Yes, Windows 8 has full TRIM support. It doesn't defrag an SSD, that's mostly pointless. If you open up Defrag, it has an "Optimize" button rather than a "Defrag" button for SSD's.
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