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New Computer & Disk Defragmenter

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by kevinturcotte, Aug 30, 2012.

  1. kevinturcotte

    kevinturcotte Active Member

    Dec 19, 2006
    I just got a new computer for school (Toshiba Portege Z935-P300). It has an SSD, not mechanical drive at all. I take it I don't want to install ANY disk defragmentation software right? What about TRIM? How do I go about dealing with that? It's running Windows 7
  2. phat78boy

    phat78boy Hall Of Fame

    Sep 12, 2007
    If you are running Windows 7 or newer, there is nothing you need to do other than make sure your system is up to date. Check the firmware for your SSD drive and bios to make sure they are up to date and ensure your storage driver is up to date.

    Defrag utilities are not needed at all. Windows 7 will turn off indexing and Defrag by default when it detects a SSD drive. Windows 7 also supports TRIM natively, assuming your SSD firmware has it baked in.
  3. dpeters11

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

    May 30, 2007
    I'd also make sure the system and drive has the latest firmware and such.

    Also, from a command prompt, enter the command fsutil behavior query disabledeletenotify (the last is run together on purpose)

    You should get a result of 0. That confirms that Windows is treating it as an SSD.
  4. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    May 17, 2010
    Take a look at System Mechanic Professional. It has a SSD Accelerator tool that optimizes your SSD for maximum performence.

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