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Can I Defragment a Solid State Hybrid Drive (SSHD)?

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Last response: in Storage
December 30, 2013 2:45:07 PM

I always hear people saying that you should never defragment an SSD, but what about an SSHD? I've recently ordered one, and I'm somebody who likes to look after my system well, so defrags are something I frequently do. Also, if I'm not supposed to defragment my new SSHD, is there anything I have to setup in Windows 8 to ensure it doesn't do it automatically?


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a b G Storage
December 30, 2013 3:35:37 PM

the sshd will work better without frequent defrags. after completing the install of the drive (after everything is installed on it) i would do 1 defrag. one thing ive noticed about win7 and 8 is that defrags are almost never needed or at least not near as often as it was with not set up auto defrag. if in doubt,analyse the drive to see the level of fragmentation before doing a defrag.
a c 544 G Storage
December 30, 2013 4:15:09 PM

Yes, you can defrag a SSHD. Your O/S and data are written and stored on the HDD portion of the drive. The SSD portion of the drive is only used to cache the most frequently used data to speed up performance.