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Optimise Drives Not Re-Trimming SSD Drive During Automatic

  1. #1


    Posts : 446
    Win 8 64-bit

    Optimise Drives Not Re-Trimming SSD Drive During Automatic


    Iíve noticed that ĎOptimise Drivesí isnít re-trimming my SSD during ĎAutomatic Maintenanceí whether itís run automatically during the daily scheduled maintenance or ran manually. I have my suspicions that it could also be connected to the fact that that Windows 8 Optimise Drives decided to perform a full defrag on the SSD right after installing the OS. Hereís the background:

    I carried out a totally clean Windows 8 install last week and installed all Windows Updates, ran WEI, etc. I then manually ran Automatic Maintenance (Control Panel > Action Centre > Start Maintenance). During Automatic Maintenance, Windows decided to carry out a full 6-pass disc defragmentation on the drive, despite it recognising that it was a Solid State Drive (as you can see from the screenshot below).

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    Iím not sure why Windows decided to defrag the SSD, but as it only ran the one time I figured that maybe there was some reason for it. So, I set Optimise Drives to run daily and thought Iíd keep an eye on it. The problem I have noticed is that Optimise Drives isnít re-trimming the drive during Automatic Maintenance at all. I can however manually trim the SSD if I press the ĎOptimiseí button or if I run Ďdefrag c: /lí from the Command Prompt.

    If you look at the below screenshot of Task Scheduler, it appears that Automatic Maintenance is triggering the scheduled defrag action OK and defrag is running as requested, itís just not actually re-trimming the drive for some reason (in fact, it doesnít appear to be doing anything).

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    I know I could just turn off Optimize Drives and create my own defrag /L schedule, but I would like to try and get Windows operating as itís supposed be if possible. Any ideas whatís going on?


    SYS Info:
    OS: Windows 8 Pro 64-bit
    SSD: Samsung 830 128GB SSD connected directly to SATA0 port of Dell Motherboard
    Storage Controller: Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver 11.6.0.1030

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  2. #2


    Posts : 31
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit


    Have noticed this same thing on my system, the regular hdd gets optimized every night but the ssd drives show nothing happening to them.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 446
    Win 8 64-bit


    I just turned it off and created a scheduled task in the end. Maybe I'll try it again when Windows 8.1 is released.


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Optimise Drives Not Re-Trimming SSD Drive During Automatic
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