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Optane + HDD + fragmentation

Hi,

I use an Optane memory and a HDD. (It's very effective!)

I want to have informations about the fragmentation of the HDD.

- I use WSL on Windows (Ubuntu 18.04), I use also Cygwin with "tons" of little files.

Compile an application generates a lot of files (write, read, erase).

It's a example.

Other softwares do same.

In fine HDD is fragmented (It is well known that Windows fragments a HDD, and this since MSDOS !).

When using a defrag software Optane + HDD is recognized as a SSD.

Optane optimizes the operation of the Optane/HDD couple.

i removed Cygwin (more than 60 GB).

I desactived Optane, removed Cygwin, defrag my HDD and reactivated Optane.

My questions are :

- what to do in these situations of fragmentation?

- Is the solution of desactivate Optane, defrag HDD, reactivate Optane good?

- How many times can this type of manipulation be done?

=> In short, what should I do?

(sorry for my english - I hope you understand what I want).

Thank you in advance for your relevant information.

Regards

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Hello LannR,

 

 

Thanks for posting your questions in the Intel SSDs community.

 

 

As you mentioned, once the HDD is accelerated with the Optane the system will recognize both as an SSD. As a result of this the Defragmentation option will not be available.

 

 

Once the system is accelerated with Optane, the Defrag shouldn't be needed as this is now seen as an SSD, therefore all maintenance process should be done by the RST driver.

 

 

Hope this information helps to clarify your question, if you have any additional question please let me know.

 

 

Best Regards,

 

 

Juan N.
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Thanks a lot for your quick answer.

Just another question : why Intel does not produce 64 GB?

More memory speeds up more applications.

Reagrds

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Hello LannR,

 

 

Thanks for your feedback about the Optane capacity. I will share your feedback with the engineering team in charge of this.

 

 

We really appreciate your feedback.

 

 

Best Regards,

 

Juan N.
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Hello LannR,

 

 

I would like to know if you have any additional question or feedback to provide.

 

 

Best Regards,

 

Juan N.
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Hi Juan,

I have nothing special to add.

Regards.

Alain R.

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