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VAIO Flip SVF15n17CXB - SSD/HDD Combo - Safe to Defrag?

I've read that you are not supposed to defrag ssd drives. As far as I know, I have a combination SSD /HDD drive in my laptop. Does anyone know if it is safe to run defrag on this drive or not?

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Re: VAIO Flip SVF15n17CXB - SSD/HDD Combo - Safe to Defrag?

Hi jerdoggmckoy,

 

Welcome and thank you for considering SONY Community!

 

Yes, it is fine to perform defragmentation on your SSD harddrive, however, it may cause unnecessary wear and tear which will reduce its life span.

 

I hope it helps.

 

 

Regards,

^Ron

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Generally no. Windows 7 disables defragging on an SSD. You can force windows to run defrag on an SSD. It takes a long time and there's generally no reason to do this. The following article shows that there's very little performance degradation in a fragmented SSD.

 

 

Windows 8 and greater will run TRIM on SSDs. You'll notice in the Defragment and Optimize Drives tool, that the Optimize button is enabled on SSDs and clicking it will run TRIM. Whereas the Optimize button on a mechanical drive will run a defrag.

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