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Trog99
Asked Jan 30, 2021 at 03:38 PM

SSD Defrag Process

I use a Dell Latitude with an SSD drive. I note that some people recommended that the SSD should not be defragged as it can cause unnecessary wear and tear which will reduce its life span. Every time I run Boot speed it attempts to defrag the SSD. Two questions – (1) Does it really shorten the life of a SSD if it is defragged on a regular basis and (2) If I chose not to defrag how I stop this from happening other than every time manually untick the defrag box prior to hitting the “resolve all” button.
Many thanks in advance for your response.

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Vera Kalyuzhnaya
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Added an answer Feb 01, 2021 at 01:52 PM
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Dear Trog99,

Thank you for posting your question on our forum.

SSD drives optimization operation is the TRIM command, so performing disk defragmentation in order to improve the drive’s speed is not recommended.

TRIM optimization wipes up the blocks of data that have been identified as being no longer in use. This optimization can be set up in your system, as well as in Auslogics BoostSpeed settings. During the analysis BoostSpeed processes all the drive boxes, making the optimization even more effective.

To prevent the program from defragmenting your SSD drive, please disable this option by following the steps:

- open Auslogics BoostSpeed => My Scanner

- scroll down to Disk Defrag

- uncheck the box as shown in the screenshot

If you have any other questions or need further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Vera Kalyuzhnaya
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Added an answer Feb 01, 2021 at 01:52 PM
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Dear Trog99,

Thank you for posting your question on our forum.

SSD drives optimization operation is the TRIM command, so performing disk defragmentation in order to improve the drive’s speed is not recommended.

TRIM optimization wipes up the blocks of data that have been identified as being no longer in use. This optimization can be set up in your system, as well as in Auslogics BoostSpeed settings. During the analysis BoostSpeed processes all the drive boxes, making the optimization even more effective.

To prevent the program from defragmenting your SSD drive, please disable this option by following the steps:

- open Auslogics BoostSpeed => My Scanner

- scroll down to Disk Defrag

- uncheck the box as shown in the screenshot

If you have any other questions or need further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.