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I have been told I can no longer defrag my SSD's using something like Puran software?

I can only optimize under Windows standard software utility?

I have been running Puran on SSD's and wondering why the red clusetrs were not being cleaned up, but being added to? :confused:
 

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It's questionable whether there is any benefit whatsoever to defragging a SSD ...

https://www.pcworld.com/article/2047513/fragging-wonderful-the-truth-about-defragging-your-ssd.html

https://www.pcgamer.com/should-i-defrag-my-ssd/

https://helpdeskgeek.com/help-desk/should-you-defrag-an-ssd/

https://www.zdnet.com/article/windows-10-tip-defrag-secrets-for-hard-disks-and-ssds/

.... most articles I've read say that it's a waste of time and effort, and that there is no discernible performance gain from doing so.
 

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Don't bother to defrag an SSD. There are no benefits in doing so, and no performance loss in not doing so. That is my personal experience. My SSD has never been defragged, yet still performs like it did on day 1. I'm sure this is the experience of many others too. Windows does the optimization routinely and automatically, so no user input is required. Your energy is better spent on other things, but not this.
 

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Don't. :nonono:
 

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This is another change that's of the "when the technology changes, so do the practices" category.

You've already been given lots of good advice and @SpareChange put it most succinctly.

I don't know of a single OS, including Windows 7 and later, that is not aware of the technology of the disk drives being used and which does not pick and routinely schedule the correct maintenance technique - defragmentation for HDDs and Trimming/Optimization for SSDs - on its own.

I haven't run a manual defrag on any permanently installed HDD in many years now because the OS already does that on a routine basis. The same is true for optimizing an SSD.
 
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