defrag - cripes ! 2 hours !!! - poll

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Wallace, Dec 9, 2012.

how often do you defrag your drive/s ?

  1. daily

    0 vote(s)
  2. once a week

    2 vote(s)
  3. once a month

    0 vote(s)
  4. once a quarter

    3 vote(s)
  1. can't remember when I last defragged the drive - 2 years ? of the 21.8gb used space
    8gb needed to be defragged, and it took 2 hours
    used the free Piriform Defraggler - ~
    "SSD drives are now handled correctly when drives are queued for defrag."

    and don't forget CCleaner also Recuva - same site

    also used the System File Defragmenter which defrags on 'next boot' - - a Lot of utility programs all free

    and yes, there is a noticeable increase in speed of operations

    so, how often do you defrag your drive/s ?
  2. spd


    I dont think Ive defragged a drive in at least 10 years.
  3. Mr_You


    Every couple years depending on write/erase activity.

    It really comes down to how often you write/erase to the disk. With normal user activity you shouldn't need to defrag as often as those options listed in the polls.
  4. Craig66


    The win7 defrag utility is able to be scheduled, I set it to run every Sunday at 1 o'clock in the morning.
  5. get an SSD. NO defrag.
  6. That's conventional wisdom.

    However some claim that in spite of conventional wisdom, SSDs perform better when not all fragged... which has been my perception also.

    Defragging an SSD is MUCH faster than on a spinner.
  7. Use a quality ssd with a good controller.

  8. Meaning what? What's "quality"? I have Intels...
  9. "So, no, you should not defrag an SSD. And performing one will actually reduce the
    life of your drive. All of the SSD manufacturer’s know of this problem and they have
    come up with an optimization technique with the use of the TRIM command."

    SSDs / flash drives have a limited life, remember seeing that on a flash I bought but
    couldn't think of an easy way to keep a record of my use of it

    if at some point such drives fail, can the data on the drive be accessed, and how ?