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Hi can you advise if using this defragler software will damage a new SSD ( drive ) ?

I ran this for the first time as I have 30 GB of fragmented files and received a message saying 

if I continued I could damage this SSD ?

Is this correct or not ? 

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Most people will say that you should not defrag a SSD only Optimise/trim it, others will say it's OK to defragment a SSD.

It's a matter of opinion, with the 'do-not-defrags' in the majority.

Windows itself will occassionaly defrag an SSD. (MS says it does it in 'an inteligent' manner).

Try having a read of this: https://www.easeus.com/partition-master/defrag-an-ssd.html

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2 hours ago, nukecad said:

others will say it's OK to defragment a SSD.

Then those in that opinion should study the SSD manufacturer recommendations on their official websites. I've seen at least two SSD Manufacturers with FAQ's that state SSDs do not need defragmenting, but they don't elaborate. Then on the other hand: Defrag and Optimize Drives ("Windows Defrag") will occasionally defrag files on an SSD if the fragmentation is getting out of hand, since there is supposedly an upper threshold even for SSDs on how fragmented a file can become -- that is if the SSD (the good variety) will actually obey such commands since nobody really knows what they're doing under the hood since they're essentially a little computer themselves.

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Indeed, but there is a difference between 'do not need' and 'should never be'.

TBH I wouldn't defrag an SSD but that's not to say it should never be done.

It may have been advisable never to do it when SSDs were a new technology with the number of write operations being low.

But I think like a lot of things the technology moves on and the 'wisdom/advice' takes longer to catch up.

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Yes, but I could also see a scenario where someone gets their SSD RMA'd under the warranty period if it fails. And if there is a way for the manufacturer to know it's been defragmented the warranty could be void.

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