Windows 7, SSD, and HDDs

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Windows 7, SSD, and HDDs

Postposted on Mon Nov 19, 2012 9:10 am

So I have a curious question, how do you run Defrag on mechanical internal/external HDDs when you have Windows 7 and a SSD?

I tried to run defrag on a HDD the other day and I was unable to launch the defrag app. I know Windows 7 disables it for SSDs. (I might be completely wrong on this too)
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Re: Windows 7, SSD, and HDDs

Postposted on Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:21 am

It just stops the defrag on the SSDs. It should still defrag the mechanical drives as normal through the task scheduler - no user intervention is required.

Use the command line tool. The command is defrag.

Not sure why the GUI Defrag won't pop up. It should.
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Re: Windows 7, SSD, and HDDs

Postposted on Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:54 am

Alternate route

Click on the drive
Right mouse properties
tab tools

Select the drives you want to defrag...be sure not to select your ssd...it can definitely degrade performance.
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Re: Windows 7, SSD, and HDDs

Postposted on Tue Nov 20, 2012 7:24 am

thanks for the tips.
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