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Intel Mainstream SSDs Degrade in Performance Over Time? Intel Says That's Not True

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Well they can't do worse than regular hard drives after extended usage :p
 
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Well they can't do worse than regular hard drives after extended usage :p
Actually they can according to PC Per, you can't defrag an SSD currently. You can defrag a regular hard drive to reclaim the performance.
 

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Actually they can according to PC Per, you can't defrag an SSD currently. You can defrag a regular hard drive to reclaim the performance.
You don't need to defrag an SSD because file fragmentation does not affect sequential or random reads. Free space fragmentation, however, is said to degrade SSD random write performance, and free space consolidation is said to help reclaim performance when it deteriorates after a few months/weeks of use (except for the X-25).

http://www.diskeeperblog.com/archives/2008/12/hyperfast_is_al.html
http://forums.pcper.com/showthread.php?p=4351675


BTW, the fragmentation you see in the X-25 is unrelated to file fragmentation; instead, I believe, it is a result of the wear-levelling mechanism of the drive which is different from other SSDs.