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JBrow28
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Do I need to defrag my hdd if I use optane with it?

I was wondering if I need to, or even if it is possible, to defrag my hdd while using it in conjunction with an optane module?

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idata
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Hello rdxlcti,

Thanks for posting in our communities. Your thread as been moved to Intel® Optane™ Memory support.

Once you enable Intel Optane memory, both Intel Optane memory and the accelerated SATA drive appear as one SSD volume to the operating system. As a result, the options for defrag aren't available.

You can find more information about Intel Optane memory features and requirements here:

- https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000023994/memory-and-storage/intel-optane-m... Overview and Requirements for Intel® Optane™ Memory

 

- https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000024018/memory-and-storage/intel-optane-m... Frequently Asked Questions for Intel® Optane™ Memory

EDIT: Just for you to know, defrag is not available since it is not required. The Intel® Rapid Storage Driver (used by Intel Optane Memory) takes charge of maintenance and garbage collection functions on the accelerated drive.

Best regards,

 

Eugenio F.
AROHO
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Hi,

I'm in the same situation.

Optane + HDD = SSD (viewed by O&O Defrag).

I disabled Optane and I defragged my HDD and rebuilt it after.

I have to remove softwares. I have to "clean up" my HDD.

It will inevitably be fragmented.

My questions are :

- is this the correct method?

- How many times can I disable and reactivate the Optane memory?

- or no defrag. Optane optimises the system.

There is an information in Optane software:

"last optimization on xxx at yy:yy.

 

Nest optimization on ddd at tt:tt."

(sorry for my english. I hope you understand what I say/want to do).

Thanks a lot for your answer.

Regards.

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