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    Proper maintenance of hybrid SSHD drives

    I was just reading the latest newsletter and Fred Langa posted an interesting article about Hybrid Drives.

    He gave an example of an HP/Seagate drive, which is what I have on my Laptop.

    He referenced the HP website which states:-

    HP-PCs – Seagate Solid State Hybrid Drive FAQ” page states: “It is not necessary, nor is it recommended to run a disk defragmenter. Disk defragmentation is not necessary, and using a disk defragmenter temporarily slows the performance of the computer.”

    Since I purchased the Laptop, Windows has it scheduled to defrag(optimize) on a weekly basis; I can only assume that I should now turn off defrag/optimize and hope no damage has been done.

    I'd welcome any comments anyone may have.

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    Defrag will not damage your disk so leave Windows to do it's thing.

    cheers, Paul

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    Good to hear Paul since I am in the same boat as Trev with a HP/Seagate Hybrid.

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    Absolutely, it won't damage the drive just slow down the system by defragging while you are on it.

    ATA drives in conjunction with modern OS' will automatically do housekeeping cleanup of drives as well as health inspection during times of idleness. No need to lift a finger. And mama told you it was bad to be so idle.

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