Matthew Copperwaite mattcopp at gmail.com
Mon Feb 29 15:07:29 UTC 2016

On 29 Feb 2016 14:39, "T Menezes" <tm.onthemove at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I have recently upgraded my laptop with an SSD - Crucial MX200 500GB
> For work reasons I have to dual-boot the laptop between Ubuntu Mate &
Windows 7. What is the current view regarding management & defragmenting
the SSD?
> Crucial claims the MX200 is capable of an enormous amount of writes
before folding over so I suppose defraging is not an issue. Is there
actually any benefit of defragmenting the hard drive (in Windows)?
> Thanks
> TM
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There is zero benefit to defragging an SSD. The data blocks are randomly
written to the disk anyway to keep wear even, so you will end up moving the
blocks to another random location and increase the wear on those blocks,
and shortening the life of the drive.
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