Is is true that Windows 8 can optimize SSDs?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by ian82, Jul 19, 2013.

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  1. ian82

    ian82 MDL Expert

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    I read in an article online that Windows 8 can optimize an SSD using the disk defragmenter but doesn't actually defragment the ssd just optimizes it sort of like the ssd defragmenter such as perfect disk. is this true?
     
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  2. Stimpy88

    Stimpy88 MDL Member

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    Not really, what Windows 8 and newer do, is perform a TRIM operation on the SSD. This is not your fathers old-school defrag, TRIM is just a way of resetting unused memory cells in the SSD's memory chips.
     
  3. ian82

    ian82 MDL Expert

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    I see, so the Disk Defragmenter in Windows 8 has actually improved it if it sable to defragment SSDs (well at least send TRIM Commands). I used to do that via a program called Tweak SSD
     
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  4. murphy78

    murphy78 MDL DISM Enthusiast

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    I've heard that enabling achi mode helps with ssd as well, but I don't have an ssd so I couldn't tell you from experience.
    You can google enable achi in windows 8 if you wanna read up on the registry edits to enable it...
     
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  5. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    Three points to get the maximum experience with an SSD:


    • AHCI-Mode
    • Trim enabled
    • correct alignment

    First should be enabled in BIOS/UEFI prior to install, second and third will be enabled by Win Seven and Eight by default during Setup.

    No need for further Tuning...maybe checking whether the auto-defrag Task is disabled as it should be.
     
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  6. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    So we should close it here.

    :)
     
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