Defragmentation for HDD (and SSD)

1. Do SSDs require defragmenting?

2. There are so many different programmes for defragmenting HDDs. Why do some take so little time and some others take so much. I use Acronis and/or Paragon. Paragon takes really long time. But some other 3rd party software takes very little time. Does that mean that Paragon is doing a better job than those other fast-defragmenting programmes? I am willing to continue using Paragon, despite the long waiting time, so long as I know that it is actually doing a better job than other short-time defragmentation software.

If you have a better suggestion for defrag software than Acronis or Paragon, please throw it in.
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  1. 1. No. Nor should you.

    2. I've not seen the need for anything beyond what comes with Windows.
  2. Don't defrag SSDs. It shortens their lifespans and provides no significant performance benefit.

    I expect that it's just how well coded/optimized the software is. Personally, I'd just stick with what's in Windows.
  3. stamenvalchev said:
    1. Do SSDs require defragmenting?

    2. There are so many different programmes for defragmenting HDDs. Why do some take so little time and some others take so much. I use Acronis and/or Paragon. Paragon takes really long time. But some other 3rd party software takes very little time. Does that mean that Paragon is doing a better job than those other fast-defragmenting programmes? I am willing to continue using Paragon, despite the long waiting time, so long as I know that it is actually doing a better job than other short-time defragmentation software.

    If you have a better suggestion for defrag software than Acronis or Paragon, please throw it in.


    You can try Diskeeper http://www.condusiv.com/products/diskeeper/. It will automatically defragment all your drives and is very light in system resources.
  4. Good, just want to hear from as many ppl as psbl :) Thanks for the replies so far!
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