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rickgrimes
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Member since Jan 2011
3024 posts

Solid State Drives on computers
Do they need to be defragmented like regular hard disk drives?


SugarHog
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Member since Jan 2011
4610 posts

re: Solid State Drives on computers
No, they work exactly like a USB key. no need to defrag


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jmcamz2899
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Baton Rouge
Member since Feb 2009
883 posts

re: Solid State Drives on computers
no


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xXLSUXx
New Orleans Saints Fan
New Orleans, LA
Member since Oct 2010
8665 posts

re: Solid State Drives on computers
No. In fact defragging SSD's can shorten lifespan due to memory degradation.


Spankum
LSU Fan
Miss-sippi
Member since Jan 2007
44518 posts

re: Solid State Drives on computers
how do you know if your computer has a solid state drive?....


TigerBandTuba
LSU Fan
Mandeville, LA
Member since Sep 2006
2091 posts

re: Solid State Drives on computers
does your computer boot up in 25 seconds?
did you spend an extra 300+ dollars for a SSD?


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XQ11
McNeese State Fan
LSU
Member since Sep 2009
499 posts

re: Solid State Drives on computers
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how do you know if your computer has a solid state drive?....


If you have to ask, it doesn't.


ADLSUNSU
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Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2007
3467 posts

re: Solid State Drives on computers
had a friend that tried one out and said it is amazing how much of a bottleneck harddrive speed causes


TheoreticalTiger
Alabama Fan
Big 10 Football sucks!!!
Member since Sep 2010
2698 posts

re: Solid State Drives on computers
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had a friend that tried one out and said it is amazing how much of a bottleneck harddrive speed causes


I love mine but not much space. Anything over 100GB's = $$$$


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Casty McBoozer
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Member since Sep 2005
35492 posts

re: Solid State Drives on computers
There is no need to defragment a solid state drive. The reason for the fragmentation is the design of the filesystem (in this case, NTFS). I could go into detail, but I'll spare you the boring details.

Sufficed to say, mechanical drives suffer a delay when trying to read a file whose contents are on different sectors on the hard drive separated by a physical space.

Since the SSD does not depend on a physical head moving around to read and write, the same principals do not apply. It's more similar to reading a file from memory than a hard drive.


Casty McBoozer
LSU Fan
your mom's fat ass
Member since Sep 2005
35492 posts

re: Solid State Drives on computers
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how do you know if your computer has a solid state drive?....



yours does not


704Reb
Ole Miss Fan
Memphis
Member since Aug 2010
2024 posts

re: Solid State Drives on computers
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how do you know if your computer has a solid state drive?....
You would know. Next computer I purchase is for sure going to have an SSD. I've heard great things. I only need about 100gigs too.


DBG
New Orleans Saints Fan
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Member since May 2004
50855 posts

re: Solid State Drives on computers
Do you type casty too? Or just :me:?


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Casty McBoozer
LSU Fan
your mom's fat ass
Member since Sep 2005
35492 posts

re: Solid State Drives on computers
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You would know. Next computer I purchase is for sure going to have an SSD. I've heard great things. I only need about 100gigs too.

Of course it all depends what your bottleneck is. I have a netbook w/ a WD Scorpio Blue 5400 in it. Not the fastest HDD, but not bad. It also has an Atom N450 processor. No sense in buying a SSD when I'd just be waiting on the processor.


ADLSUNSU
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2007
3467 posts

re: Solid State Drives on computers
yea, best thing would to be (in a desktop) to have a processor harddrive ssd and a separate harddrive for stuff.


Things and stuff
Xavier Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Feb 2010
3579 posts

re: Solid State Drives on computers
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here is no need to defragment a solid state drive. The reason for the fragmentation is the design of the filesystem (in this case, NTFS). I could go into detail, but I'll spare you the boring details.



Please do go into detail.


Casty McBoozer
LSU Fan
your mom's fat ass
Member since Sep 2005
35492 posts

re: Solid State Drives on computers
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yea, best thing would to be (in a desktop) to have a processor harddrive ssd and a separate harddrive for stuff.

que?


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Powerman
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Jan 2004
128616 posts

re: Solid State Drives on computers
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yea, best thing would to be (in a desktop) to have a processor harddrive ssd and a separate harddrive for stuff.


In coherent English: You want to run your OS off of a SSD and keep all of your bulky media on another drive.


Casty McBoozer
LSU Fan
your mom's fat ass
Member since Sep 2005
35492 posts

re: Solid State Drives on computers
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In coherent English: You want to run your OS off of a SSD and keep all of your bulky media on another drive.


This is why I refuse to do phone support. One of the service girls will come ask me to speak to so-and-so on the phone and I'll tell them "No, just create a service order and I'll go out."

I cannot for the life of me understand what end-users are saying.


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junkfunky
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The bubble
Member since Jan 2011
21746 posts

re: Solid State Drives on computers
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In coherent English: You want to run your OS off of a SSD and keep all of your bulky media on another drive.


I speak Erath. The answer to your question is yes.


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