How to disable automatic drive optimization in Windows 10

Discussion in 'Guides' started by RGiskardR, May 30, 2018.

  1. RGiskardR

    RGiskardR Malware Tester Silver Member

    Microsoft Windows 10 runs scheduled maintenance tasks on a regular basis; one of the tasks optimizes any hard drive connected to the system at the time.

    The operating system checks platter-based drives for fragmentation and will run defrag operations on the drives if fragmentation levels cross a certain threshold. Solid State Drives are treated with the TRIM command instead.

    And yes, defragmenting is still useful.

    Windows 10 runs the the optimization task once a week by default. You may have noticed periods in which the operating system became less responsive, and that may have been caused by defrag operations running in the background.

    The use of third-party programs to optimize drives is another reason for disabling automatic defrag or TRIM optimizations in Windows 10.

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