Defragging Virtual Machine Residing On SSD

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by steiney, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. steiney macrumors 6502

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    Hello all!

    I am running a MBP C2D 2.33GHz (A1211 model) with an SSD. I have already learned the lesson about not defragging the SSD, but my question is:

    Can I defrag a virtual machine from within the virtual machine, even though it's running on an SSD, or is that just as bad as defragging an SSD from the host machine? As I write this, it's occurring to me that it is probably just as bad, but I would still be interested to hear anyone's thoughts on the subject.

    Thanks in advance!

    steiney
     
  2. blueroom macrumors 603

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  3. steiney thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I think your were the person that told me that in a previous thread. Makes sense the more I think about it. Even though it's a VM, it's still running on an SSD. I guess I couldn't have thought through that one myself but just wanted to bounce the thought off someone else. Thanks!
     
  4. blueroom macrumors 603

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    Defrag speeds up seek time (heads moving about) not an issue with SSDs.
     

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