solid state drive question. .. windows 10

  MJS WARLORD 16:54 26 May 2017
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i am aware that you should not defragment an ssd but does this mean that with installing and uninstalling software i will eventually have lots of scattered blocks of fragmented data that i cant compress to close up the gaps.

  rdave13 17:04 26 May 2017

This should answer the Trim question, click here , as Win 10 automatically Trims the drive if you've set it to.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:08 26 May 2017

No because windows uses something called "trim" to align the data on the drive.

however be aware that SSDs have a limited number or read write cycles and is therefore has a shorter life expectancy than a HDD, but should last longer than the life of the Computer.

Always wise to have a reasonably current image of your SSD just in case ;0)

  rdave13 17:19 26 May 2017

I'm not sure these modern day SSDs do have a shorter life expectancy than spinners today. Mine has been powered up 859 times, had 4135.5 GB written and has an estimated life of 8 years, 10 months and 15 days left. According to 'SSD Life free'.

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