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Old 28th September, 2013, 04:27 AM
TrevorS TrevorS is offline
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Originally Posted by TrevorS View Post
Well, it would appear this is the explanation, but it depends on having the disc partition be no more than say 80% full.

HTG Explains: Why Linux Doesn’t Need Defragmenting
An interesting note to me is the remark concerning defragmenting SSD. Specifically, SSD defrag is unnecessary (because of direct addressing), but more significantly, SSD defrag cuts SSD life! If Linux builds-in defrag, then perhaps life becomes an ascendant issue? Would really like to run across some serious data concerning MTBF between SSD and mechanical hard drives. What I've read so far suggests SSD life is less !

True? Or not?

PS. At least I now realize I should never defrag an SSD drive. At best, next to no benefit.
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