[QUOTE=DrageMester;2657626]That’s odd. IOBit Smart Defrag v2.5 recognizes my SSD as an SSD and doesn’t even offer me the chance to defrag it, and boot-time defragmentation is turned off by default on my harddrive.[/QUOTE]
Did you install Smart Defrag after the SSD or before?
Also on my installation of smart defrag I had a seting to turn off boot time defrag, but no matter how many times I turned it off and “saved the setting” next time I rebooted it was turned back on.
When I was running on a HDD I decided I really didn’t care if it ran or not
as I don’t turn off my computer all that often.
As an example in the 408 days since I installed my WD 500GB "black"
hard drive it has been power cycled only 97 times. total run time is 402 days
(it was off for one day after switching to the SSD and four days a year ago
August after our power was out from Hurricane whatsitsname
I have a general idea how long the fluid dynamic bearings on my WD black HDDs will run.
I also know that by the time the drive fails from bearing failure probably all be using
"Data Crystals" like characters in Science fiction.
Do you stop to think like I do, that my desktop computer with it’s
two 500gb data drives, two 750gb data drives and the 2Tb external backup drive
(ignoring my 120gb SSD system drive) represents several times the entire storage
capacity of every computer in North America at the time Neil Armstrong took that
"One Small Step" 43 years ago. I also recognize that I use 300times more storage
space to save an mp3 of AC/DC’s “Hells Bells” than the computer that Neil used in
the lunar lander
But Smart Defrag doesn’t recognize USB flash drives as "SSD’s"
and I have one of those permanantly installed inside my computer,
it’s the backup for my mail.
And if Smart defrag has the ability to allow you to EXCLUDE a volume I couldn’t find it.
Both Auslogic and Defraggler DO have “exclusion” features.
My prefered defragging program is Auslogic Defragger.
It is my Day-to-day defragging program of choice
Defraggler’s ability to move files larger than a specified size
to the end of the volume is why I keep it.
I also believe it is a better free space defragger, the reason I use Auslogic in “optimize” mode more often is that it is MUCH faster than defraggler and allows me to set it to defrage multiple volumes in a single run.
But I didn’t really want to discuss defragging programs.
the people who are anti-cloning from a HDD often bring up “alignment”.
IF you are running on a “Advanced Format Technology” drive and you did a “Clean install” on that drive (or originally formatted your drive with a Vista or 7 installer) “Alignment” is already correct.
MY upset with reinstalling runs entirely to the very expensive pro office suite and adobe photoshop.
I’ve fought with microsoft over office activation before, I believe they still “owe me” a copy of Home & Student, I bought and used up a “three pack”, but later a hard drive failed unexpectedly on one of the computers and they gave me an incredibly hard time (causing me, Mr Stubborn) to finally give up (how much aggrevation is 1/3 of $120 worth?)
My professional office is a $470 software package, and frankly even though it is personally registered in my name, arguing with microsoft about activating it in a fresh installation would get me to dull-up a knife for a special trip to Redmond to increase my testicle collection.
As for Adobe that too is registered, and probably would reinstall, but last time it took me an entire day.
DVDfab? it took me the better part of a week to get that set the way I wanted it, I just don’t want to do it over again.
a “Clean” installation of Windows is EASY…
It’s the extra baggage that’s the problem.