Windows10 & SSD Defrag - turn it off

set wrote on 9/1/2020, 5:48 PM

Just heard about this issue recently and checking my setting, found it ON.


Perhaps it's also best to turn it off too...

Hope helps!


walter-i. wrote on 9/2/2020, 8:00 AM

Thanks for the tip!

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Dexcon wrote on 9/2/2020, 8:07 AM

@set ... Absolutely. Turned it off years ago. SSDs are certainly quicker, but the SSD 'write' issue is a big negative which provides a worry about SSD life if used for editing D, E, F etc drives rather than as a C drive.

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Teagan wrote on 9/2/2020, 7:56 PM

My C drive (m.2 NVME) had defragging enabled while other SSDs were still off. Thanks for the tip!

FTech wrote on 9/7/2020, 6:32 PM

Microsoft released a Window 10 preview patch called "KB4571744" which fixes the SSD defrag bug. It will be officially released on September 8th.

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