SSD and Defrag

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by vmachiel, Aug 24, 2013.

  1. vmachiel macrumors 68000

    Feb 15, 2011
    Hi Forum,

    I put an SSD in my Macbook Pro, and someone told me I should disable disk defragmentation. So does anyone know if I should do this, how to do this and if there are negative side effects?

    Thank you very much!
  2. gnasher729 macrumors P6


    Nov 25, 2005
    If you use any third party software that does disk fragmentation, throw it away. That's what you should do when you use a spinning disk drive, and you most definitely should do it with an SSD drive. Disk fragmentation on an SSD drive is worse than useless, due to the way SSD drives work.

    Otherwise, there is nothing to do. MacOS X does some amount of file defragmentation by itself, I'd hope that the OS is clever enough to turn that off for SSD drives.
  3. benwiggy macrumors 68020

    Jun 15, 2012
    You can easily disable defragmentation on your SSD by LEAVING IT ALONE AND JUST USING YOUR COMPUTER. :p

    Oh, it might be best to get a second opinion on anything else this someone may have advised.

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