Unable to set disk defrag options on a Server 2012R2 installation with mixed drives..

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by Uky, Apr 3, 2016.

  1. Uky

    Uky MDL Novice

    Jul 30, 2015
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    So I have this new setup using a Samsung EVO 850 as O/S disk
    and a pair of WD Enterprize Black as datadisks in a RAID1 configuration.

    All on a HP Z400. W3550, 12G RAM.

    Trying to define a defrag schedule, I discovered that I can only set "all" or "none"
    which is a bit annoying since SSD's should not need defrag.

    I wanted to include the two 1TB WD disks and exclude the SSD
    from scheduled defrags, but this seems not possible,

    The O/S disk system partition could be manually defragged byt the hidden
    partition that "needs to be defragmented" could not. Trying to do
    a manual defrag returned an error 0x 80070057. I wanted to do it
    just once and then leave it.

    There are some answers regarding this error on the internet, but none
    seems to deal with this specific problem.