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Reply from Samsung about drive optimzation a SSD in Win 8


tonymarcus

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Hello Guys,

Here is my reply from Samsung about drive optimization in Windows 8. I'll post my original question after and their first reply:-

Hope this is some use

Tony


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please have a look to the following link
http://windows.microsoft.com/is-IS/windows-8/optimize-hard-drive#1TC=t1
it seems not to be necessary to disable the defrag on the SSD in W8


Kind Regards,
Marianna Poloni
Samsung Support Team

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Hello,

I have just fitted a MZ-7PD512 SSD to my computer. I have run the Magician software and read the documentation that has come with it. You suggest that the defrag is switched off, I have 3 hard drives in my system , 2 normal HDD''''s (D: and E:) and the boot drive is the SSD (C:).

I''''d like to be able to defrag my 2 HDD''''s occasionally and leave defrag switched on with the SDD not selected in the defrag option screen. I have done some research on the internet and I have read in several places that it is ok to leave defrag switched on in Windows 8 as the operating system will detect my SSD and not defrag it and will offer some optimisation with the trim and garbage collection.

Could you please confirm on my system with 3 hard drives, 2 HDD''''s and 1 SSD if I am OK to leave defrag enabled on Windows 8 or do you still recommend it is disabled.

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Lee

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Thanks for the info Tony. . .:thumbsup:
 

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