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Defragmentation for HDD (and SSD)

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March 5, 2014 3:16:37 AM

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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March 5, 2014 3:26:43 AM

1. No. Nor should you.

2. I've not seen the need for anything beyond what comes with Windows.
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March 5, 2014 3:27:02 AM

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.
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March 5, 2014 3:48:05 AM

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.

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March 5, 2014 12:29:10 PM

Good, just want to hear from as many ppl as psbl :)  Thanks for the replies so far!
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