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  1. I don't use defraggler either, but I skip SSDs, unless the defrag app has SSD specific optimizations, such as trim; something I've only see in one or two so far. @nukecad I read the link. Thanks for that! Now I can provide updated information for those who ask. Also gives me reason to ensure that system restore is enabled on all SSDs... a feature that has never worked for me, but the occasional optimization is worth turning it on, after that read. I do a lot of IT related stuff, and kinda surprised this info hasn't passed by me before. So I stand corrected, but you really don't need to run defrag on an SSD, unless windows SSD optimizations are not enough... though they should be.
  2. ok that makes more sense, but still not the same as a full on defrag of the entire drive. I think I've only ever defragged an entire SSD twice. It was my C drive, and it really made no difference at all in system performance, so I've never done it again.
  3. @nukecad that behavior in Windows must've started recently, because as far as I'm aware, all it does is trim SSDs, not defrag them. I know they've improved, so the worry is not as bad, but it is still there.
  4. @RIPper You should never run any defragmentation software on an SSD... ever. Doing so can quickly shorten the life of your SSD. SSDs have a finite lifecycle. The more you write to the drive, (eg moving files via defrag) the shorter it's life span. Under normal use, today's SSD will last a while, and defragmenting SSDs provides zero speed benefits of any kind, so there is no need to defrag them at all.
  5. I 100% apologize, if this comes off as arrogant, (I swear it's not meant to be), but no sorry, I'll have to disagree here. I watched defraggler take one very large file, and wrap it around several other smaller files, during a Defrag. this was totally confirmed, when I saw that same file (literally by name) in the other software get moved out from where defraggler had put it near the front of the drive, immediately leaving several blocks of *fragmented free space* where that one file used to be. I'm well aware of how hard drives, and fragmentation/defragmentation work, as I've been providing support for windows based PCs for more than 20 years. I tried switching to Defraggler because the program I preferred no longer has a free version, since the last time I needed to defragment. That program had a feature called "Optimize" which would not only defragment files, but it defragmented free space as well, all in one shot. The program I used in place of Defraggler today only has options to defragment the files, not consolidate them, which is perfectly fine, but it was also moving files a LOT faster! That one large file took more than 2 hours to move just once with Defraggler, and 5 minutes with this other program. This is the 3rd or 4th time I've used Defraggler, and it has performed very badly in all cases. I'm not trying to free up space. Defragmentation doesn't free up space. I'm trying to (hopefully) increase the RW performance of the drive, because the fragmentation was causing performance hits during file access in some games.
  6. Windows 10 pro 64-bit 32GB RAM SSDs 2 HDDs 4 Externals 3 (2 connected) Attempted to defrag a single 1TB volume, which has close to 50% free space. Before the process began, there were roughly 120 fragmented files, and DF claimed 25% fragmentation. I stopped defrag, when I noticed every file being copied to the front of the disk was being fragmented by DF, and DF was now claiming 4% fragmented, after 4 hours, even though most of the drive map was red now. (Note that these files were moved to the front of the drive, but not defragmented. This was not a quick defrag, or free space defrag) On a second analysis, fragmented files, and the number of fragments were nearly doubled, confirming my suspicions that defraggler was creating more fragments, instead of removing them. Multiple attempts had similar results. Antivirus is Comodo (disabling had no effect) System restore is not enabled for that drive. Drive is used only for game installs (Such as games from Steam) Grabbed another defragmenting program from the internet, and it is actually defragmenting the disk properly, and extremely fast. This immediately leads me to believe that the entire problem is defraggler, and that I should probably just uninstall it. Edit: The other defrag software managed to finish defragging the same drive in less than 30 minutes, successfully leaving 0% fragmentation. I'd say this is definitely a problem with Defraggler.
  7. Hi, I just deleted a file from an NTFS file system, and recuva is telling me that the file is unrecoverable, and that the file's data could not be found on the disk, despite the fact that I used recuva before anything else at all was done on the drive. The file size is 2.8GB in size, wasn't fragmented, and was accidentally deleted using the permenantly delete option in windows (bypassing recycle bin). I tried to recover the file anyway, and the recovery failed. What could've gone wrong? File was deleted over a network. It was located on an external drive connected to a windows 7 laptop. The computer that deleted it was windows 8.1.
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