How to Turn Off Disk Defragmentation for an SSD (Solid State Drive)

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In this tutorial I show how to turn off Disk Defragmentation for SSD Solid State Drives in a computer running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1

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29 Comments

  1. i need help i cannot disable following this process it says "task scheduledegrag: transaction support withing the specified resourse manager was not started or was shut down due to an error." mine is windows 8.1 2013

  2. Hello!
    Can you tell me please if the optimization of an SSD driver is the equivalent of defragmentation?
    For example, on my laptop, my partition where SSD is asking me – at current status – that optimization is required.
    From this point of view, my question was, if I clicked on this dunce, which asks for optimization to perform defragmentation? Hope I was understood 🙂

    Thank you!

  3. U said to go to accessories, system tools and deselect  the button in disk defragmenter. How do you deselect that button do I right clicked with the mouse and go to properties? I'm sorry but I don't get it when said to hit the button  and deselect the button inside of it. If I left click the disk defragmenter it will open the disk defragmenter window, and if I right clicked it will bring the drop down window with the properties and other options in it. I need some extra help. Thanks

  4. too late. My system did it already. But I just turned it off. Unfortunately, I have to get the right OS for this computer anyway. The tech gave me one for a Dell and my product key won't work. Sometimes a cheap used computer is still a waste of money.

  5. It seems to me that this video is outdated. It is all fixed in the current Windows 7.

    First of all you may choose which disks to defrag and which do not. Just open Disk Defragmenter – configure schedule – choose disks. Then you will notice that your SSD drive is not in this list: Windows 7 detects SSD and removes them from defrag scope automatically.

    Hope it helps. Cheers

  6. Does windows do this aswell in RAID mode aswell ??? currently running 2x SSD's in a raid which does support TRIM function so im assuming it would support what AHCI does aswell ?

  7. its funny how ppl dont know wat ssd and hdd stand for lol they are both hard disk drives HDD stands for "high density disk" and SSD stands for "solid state disk" so yer spread the word 😛

  8. i've heard this time after time, they do need to be defragged, just not often, when a file is fragmented on an ssd, instead of making 1 i/o operation, it has to make 2 i/o operations to find the video or however many times it is fragmented, either way if you defrag or not, the ssd shoud last long enough to the point where the ssd your using now is outdated or your pc dies…

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