moderated Re: Question regarding either of these options.

Gerald Levy

There are a couple of ways you can determine what kind of local drive is inside your computer.  If it contains a hard drive, you should be able to feel or hear it spinning when you place your hand or ear on the enclosure.  If it contains an SSD, there will be no mechanical noise of any kind because there is no motor or cooling fan.  You could also check the properties of your local drive by focusing on it on the desktop and pressing alt-enter to bring up the properties page.  Sometimes, you can tell from the properties whether the drive is an HD or SSD.  But if you want to be absolutely certain what type of drive your computer has, download and install a free utility called Belarc Advisor that will create a profile of your computer and provide the model number and other information about its local drive, which should be helpful:


On 3/29/2021 1:58 PM, John Doering wrote:


Is there a way to tell if you have a SSD drive?


Thanks in advance,



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From: <> On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Monday, March 29, 2021 12:50 PM
Subject: Re: Question regarding either of these options.


The tech who put in an SSD drive on my wife’s computer said, absolutely, never run either on an SSD drive.  It can damage them.

He knows his business really well, so I am taking his word on that.






Ralph's Observation:  It is a mistake to allow any mechanical object<>to realize that you are in a hurry.



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From: <> On Behalf Of Bill White
Sent: Monday, March 29, 2021 10:42 AM
Subject: Re: Question regarding either of these options.


Hi, Albert. As far as I know, these maintenance procedures must be done manually, unless you schedule them through the task scheduler. If it were me, I would do the disk cleanup, which would delete any unneeded files before defragging. This would result in a tighter defrag. I have also heard that it is unnecessary, and sometimes detrimental to perform a defrag on a SSD drive.


Bill White




From: [] On Behalf Of Albert Cutolo
Sent: Monday, March 29, 2021 10:39 AM
Subject: Question regarding either of these options.


Good afternoon everyone, 


Does windows ten, have a utility built into it that will automatically do both a disk defrag, and a disk cleanup on a weekly schedule, or do you have too do it yourself?  If not, which one do you have too do first.  In other words, should I do a disk  defrag first, and then do a disk cleanup second 


Thanks in advance, 


Al   ? Which one comes first.    

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