- June 30, 2003
- Reaction score
- City, State
- Cumberland, RI
- Year, Model & Trim Level
- 98' 5.0 XLT
He's right, in addition I will just point out that the blocks on a SSD drive have a finite number of write cycles so defragging would essentially just be wasting write cycles for no reason at all. Not to mention the low level memory controller won't actually put the data for the files in order because it doesn't have any concept of files and just writes this bit here, that bit there, everytime i gets more new data.There is actually no need to defrag at all, by any means. Placing data in continuous segments to minimize read head movements while reading a file has no effect when there is no read head or any other moving parts...
The other benefit of defragging is the combining of small chunks of free space due to them being part of a cluster that is only partially used. Nowadays, with avg file size much larger than the avg cluster size, this has become less of an issue.
So I guess what I'm saying is don't defrag, by any means, when you have a SSD. It won't help, and it may cause harm.