How to Defrag Your PC

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mortsmi7

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Why not open windows explorer, single-click on the drive you want to defrag, and hit optimize at the top of the window under the manage tab? That's like 4 clicks and no typing involved.
 

danwat1234

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It would have been nice if this article showed benefits or the lack of benefits to advanced defrag/optimization algorithms such as defragging alphabetically via O&O Defrag or Ultimate Defrag , or 'SmartPlacement' by Raxco's PerfectDisk. Or Diskeeper's i-faaaaaaaaast.
 

Major_Trouble

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You should NOT defrag a SSD. You are in fact causing excess wearing of the drive for no benefit. They don't suffer from the defragmentation slowdown like a spinning HDD. Access time for the fist mb of a SSD to the last is the same so it does not matter where the data you're retrieving is coming from. Windows even turn off scheduled defrags by default for SSDs.
 
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