about fragmentation (of free disk space)

James Linder jam at tigger.ws
Sun Oct 11 20:06:23 PDT 2015

> On 12 Oct 2015, at 3:00 am, macports-users-request at lists.macosforge.org wrote:
>> random access time for a SSD is 1-3 orders of magnitude less than for a rotational drive.
>> As with anything, you need to measure ?real world use? to be certain, but it?s probably not an issue for SSDs at all.
> I'm not expecting it to be in real world usage, of course. OTOH, frequent defragmenting is probably not a good idea on SSDs.

Actually defrag of an SSD is a VERY BAD IDEA. It will drasically reduce the life of your SSD, the fuller the disk the more fragmented the more it will eat your disk.


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