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Yeah, all this makes considerable sense…
I did notice that the “optimise drive” tool in Windows says “defrag” for Hdds and “trim” for SSDs; didn’t really look up the difference but the way its displayed certainly doesn’t make it look like the same process.
Every time I run the optimiser, in any case, it shows that all my drives are ok (eitehr retrimmed or unfragmented) so I just leave it be.
Disk Cleanup is a different story – I do run that every now and then and I would certainly suggest this to get rid of Windows-related and temporary junk.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> On Behalf Of Randy Barnett
Sent: March 30, 2021 01:56 PM
Subject: Re: Question regarding either of these options.
Unless you do video or audio production you don't need to worry about this. Windows will check the disk once a month unless you change the schedule. As for SSD's: You don't need to do anything special. They have what is called trim. This is the SSD equivalent of defrag. It is all done automatically. Also unless you do professional audio/video production modern SSD's will take longer to die from writes than most computers will last. I have some ssd's that are going on 10 years now. Now if you do do audio/video production the time savings of SSD's will outway any potential longivity of SSDs. As for moving your swap file to a mechanical drive. This totally defeats the benefits of having an SSD. your swap file is a extension of your RAM and needs to be as fast as possible to get decent performance from your computer. Granted RAM is so cheap now that swap files are seldom needed but when it is you don't want it on a slow mechanical hard drive.
On 3/29/2021 5:12 PM, JM Casey wrote: