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    Disk Defrag in W8


    Should I turn off disk defragment in Windows8 for ssd?

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    Yes, you shouldnt need it for an ssd drive.
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    Thanks a lot.
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    Hmm, you sure? This guy seems to believe Win 8 defrag handles SSD's properly. Not sure if it's proven though.

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    Thanks for the link Aaron, I am going to leave it "On" and see how disk optimization works.
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    Win 8 pro X64


    I dont think it will make any difference as a ssd has no physical disk. It will access data from anywhere at the same speed.
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    Yeah, but I think Microsoft knows that. Which is why it says it will automatically choose the right optimization for the type of media. And the trim options.

    I think they know how SSD's operate by now...

    If not, well we're in trouble then.
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