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    Who would say it - Windows does defrag SSDs

    That information comes from Microsoft's storage team, through Scott Hanselman:

    http://www.hanselman.com/blog/TheRea...ntYourSSD.aspx
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    Very interesting article Rui.

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    Indeed it is, Jerry . The article does shed light on something most people thought didn't happen with SSDs and explains why it happens. Guess it's always nice to get the info from the people who wrote the software that deals with storage on Windows.
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    My Win7 installation is one of three OS partitions on an SSD. Each of the three OS installations have their own set of installed programs.

    The data stored on the SSD doesn't change much over time, as I store downloads, music, video, etc., either on the "DATA" partition on the system's SATA HDD (not on the SSD), or on external USB HDDs.

    The SSD's Win7 partitions are listed in Disk Defragmenter's dialog as being available to defrag. A few minutes ago the Win7 64bit OS partition I use most of the time was listed as last run "15/07/2014 4:45 PM (0% fragmented)". I then clicked on "Analyse", and the same partition is now listed as last run "4/12/2014 1:15 PM (7% fragmented)".

    Will be interesting to see when/if this partition gets defragged.

    Update 26 January 2015: the above-mentioned Win7 64bit partition remains listed in Disk Defragmenter as last run "4/12/2014 1:15 PM (7% fragmented)".
    Last edited by Coochin; 2015-01-26 at 01:22. Reason: update
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