is cleanup and defrag on a ssd a no go?

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  1. santosh123

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    if heard that defragmenting a ssd is a complete no go!, where as disc cleanup and programs like ccleaner are perfectly fine.


    is this true?

    i just need clarification
     
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    There is no point running a defrag on a SSD drive. It takes the same amount of time to retrieve a file no matter where abouts on the disk its located.

    All it will do is shorten the life span of it by using up reads..

    Hope that helps
     
  3. santosh123

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    thanks, ill be sure to diasble auto defreg for the ssd drive:) do yo have any insight on ssd cleanup?
     
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    Using ccleaner will be ok to remove temporary files. I however always only use a ssd for operating system install and programs.

    I then keep all user profiles and data on a separate standard Sata drive
     
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    There's a few articles onlines which advise you on a number of things you need to turn off in Windows including auto-defrag and auto-indexing in order to reduce the number of unecessary motions onto the SSD. Google 'em :)
     
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    Hi,

    Is there a way to create a share, link to the /users directory on another drive or even a network drive?

    I am about to re-install win7 home on my htpc on a new 64 GB SSD.

    I would love to be able to create a 'link' so that all user data is on another drive.

    any links on how I can achieve this? I am also re-building my WHS though that may be a bad idea...



    Adrian
     
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    This was, is news to me, guess I will have to go searching...
     
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    If you've installed Windows 7 (with SP1) fresh on a new SSD then Windows will disable what it needs to. Defrag schedules will auto not-apply to SSD drives as well so this is good.

    I cloned my HDD to an SSD when I upgraded so had to do the disabling manually.

    I disabled:

    - Prefetcher (regedit and find the key 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management\PrefetchParameters' and on the right the entry for 'EnablePrefetcher' will be set to 3 by default, set to 0).

    - System restore (I now create weekly VHD system images that takes 30mins).

    - Dropped the pagefile size down manually after monitoring my peak usage using Process Explorer and Resource Monitor to 800MB which saves a ****load of space on your SSD.

    - Search/Drive indexing.

    - Hibernation (cmd prompt and enter "powercfg -h off" without the quotes. This will save xGB where x is the amount of RAM you have). Use Sleep mode instead as 7's sleep feature is excellent.

    You don't really need to disable anything else. SuperFetch should be left enabled, it is different to Prefetching and serves as a useful thing to have as it controls application memory handling, it doesn't affect SSD life from the research I have done. I suggest reading up on the differences and there is quite a bit of detail on it if you want to become better aware of it.
     

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