Windows 8 Automatic Maintenance Defragments my SSD!

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While running a manual maintenance, I have found that Windows is actually defragmenting, not trimming my solid state drive! I found this out via opening the Optimize Drives panel. The "Current Status" column contained the text "Pass 1: 87% defragmented." I immediately cancelled this, and checked to see if clicking "Optimize" does this - it does not, and does the expected "Trim" procedure.

To me, this is a fatal flaw, if nothing else, as most of us know that not only do SSDs not need defragmenting, but it actually impacts the lifetime of it. I hope this does not go unnoticed in the final build, and am willing to offer every bit of information I can provide to the proper places.

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Hi penguin jr.,

 

 

I've sent you a private message asking for more information. Thanks!

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Alright, I did as you explained. Glad to help with reporting issues!

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This issue is still present in the final build - I'm using the Windows 8 Enterprise Evaluation version, and the moment I start automatic maintenance, it attempts to defragment my drive.

Update:

This issue is still very much present in the final RTM build, build 9200. I have, for the moment, disabled the entire automatic maintenance feature (via Task Scheduler) until some sort of resolution or update occurs.

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I have the same problem with the final release build of Windows 8 Pro. This is a ridiculous oversight Microsoft, I expect a way to disable the automatic defragmenting of my SSD or an update damned quick! Absolute BS!

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Step #10 on this page: http://www.pagestart.com/win7g15ssd09241206.html

Shows you how to disable scheduled defrags in Windows 7, should be the same for Windows 8.

 

The complete article: http://www.pagestart.com/win7g15ssd09241201.html

 

 

 

J W Stuart: http://www.pagestart.com

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That's not what we are talking about. If you do an optimize from the defrag/optimize program it will TRIM the drive as it should. If you go to Action Center > Maintenance and click Start Maintenance and go back to the same program ("Defragment and optimze your drives") and watch it will be actually defragmenting the SSD, pass1, pass 2 etc.

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That's not what we are talking about. If you do an optimize from the defrag/optimize program it will TRIM the drive as it should. If you go to Action Center > Maintenance and click Start Maintenance and go back to the same program ("Defragment and optimze your drives") and watch it will be actually defragmenting the SSD, pass1, pass 2 etc.

This is correct, although I have yet to verify on Windows 8 Pro (still running the Enterprise Evaluation). I really hope this is fixed. I am not sure how this oversight occurred.

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No need, I'm verifying it right now :P

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I'll tell you how it occurred in one word: greed. Rushing to release this half baked OS with pretty much no changes besides visual ones as quick as they can to make a pretty penny. They don't give a **** about us, the users.

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Please don't be ridiculous and let's try to get this problem solved.

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