Hard drive maintenance question


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My Windows is on an SSD, and i have 2 additional ‘traditional’ hard drives for storage of backups - one for documents, photos, etc and the other for images. On those 2 HHD’s should I perform defrags every so often? And what about Checking Disks for errors?
 
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How often do you access your HDD's? I would do it quarterly unless you heavily add/remove files. The only time you should check HDD's for errors is when the present themselves.

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How often do you access your HDD's? I would do it quarterly unless you heavily add/remove files. The only time you should check HDD's for errors is when the present themselves.

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Thx. The one drive that I access each time I use the PC is about 4 times a week, for itunes syncing, changing/updating word & excel docs and such. I use my iPad daily for mail and plain old internet browsing, hence why dont use the PC daily.
 
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Yeah....quarterly will be fine, or maybe bi-annually for as little as you use them.
Thanks. And should have added - is running a defrag on a hard drive with an image even a good idea?

I did run a defrag on the drive that has my documents, photos, music, etc once this whole year.
 
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I have a similar setup, but I have to use one hard drive for some software because they won't fit in the SSD. (SSDs are still expensive.) Also, I use the machine daily, with lots of files (big and small) moved around the drives (internal and external). Whenever the system slows down, I run the defrag program (which is set to trim the SSD and defrag drives weekly) and for some reason I can't explain the system becomes more responsive again.
 

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