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Defraggomg a "My Passport " drive. Anonymous 17/06/30(Fri)01:05 No. 22480 ID: 4ae916

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I have an external WD My Passport 2EE2 USB external drive and was wondering if I could use PerfecDisk Professional to defragment it?
I haven't really found anything that says either way.

Perfectdisk also says it will defrag SSDs but I am a little leery.

Anonymous 17/06/30(Fri)06:52 No. 22481 ID: e339bd

You can defrag an SSD but it's detrimental because every block is equally fast as any other block and you're just going to cause additional wear on the SSD (because the SSD controller decides which block presented to the computer gets mapped to which block of flash memory, so you're not moving blocks to a contiguous block of memory unless the SSD controller decides to do it - for its own reasons).

I don't have any idea what a 2EE2 drive is, and Google doesn't either. If it's a hard drive then you could defrag it. If the drive is connected over USB 2 and it's 1TB or larger you will be defragmenting that SOB for days, possibly even weeks (WD's first 2TB 2.5" drives were as slow as they were fat).

You don't have to pay for any special software, Defraggler is free and does a fine job, as would the defrag included with Windows. I stopped paying for defrag software when Norton left DOS behind and you should too.

Anonymous 18/04/15(Sun)20:37 No. 22543 ID: 84326b

depending on how much data you have on the drive, one quick and dirty way to defrag that I've done before is to just:

copy everything off the drive
re-partition and format the drive
copy everything back

Anonymous 22/12/11(Sun)23:10 No. 22897 ID: 3997b9

I like it. Always have a spare, drive.
Also >>22480 If ya bothered about defragging do it once a week, set it when you go to bed. Most free defrag Program have a switch off when finished button just click.
Wake up and well its a slightly better start to the day.

Anonymous 23/07/20(Thu)16:36 No. 22917 ID: 734d9e

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Anonymous 23/07/20(Thu)16:52 No. 22918 ID: 734d9e

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Anonymous 23/07/20(Thu)17:23 No. 22920 ID: 734d9e

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Anonymous 23/08/09(Wed)15:30 No. 22923 ID: b66f08

Have you tried SpinRite?

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