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Kudos0

SSD Win8 Norton 360 defrag

Hello,

I am buying a laptop containing Win 8 and plan to install Norton 360 on it. The laptop has SSD only and I have read that the Norton 360 uses windows defragmentation, and if true should use the Win 8 defrag which senses the SSD's and instead trims it instead of defrag. But, I have also read of the 360 overriding the Win defrag and carrying out defrag on the SSD's (might be win 7).

Thus, do I have to disable the defrag and idle optimization in Norton settings and or does the 360 use win 8 defrag and will instead only trim the SSD during the scheduled defrag and idle optimization.

Thank you

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Kudos0

Re: SSD Win8 Norton 360 defrag

Hello,

I am buying a laptop containing Win 8 and plan to install Norton 360 on it. The laptop has SSD only and I have read that the Norton 360 uses windows defragmentation, and if true should use the Win 8 defrag which senses the SSD's and instead trims it instead of defrag. But, I have also read of the 360 overriding the Win defrag and carrying out defrag on the SSD's (might be win 7).

Thus, do I have to disable the defrag and idle optimization in Norton settings and or does the 360 use win 8 defrag and will instead only trim the SSD during the scheduled defrag and idle optimization.

Thank you

Kudos0

Re: SSD Win8 Norton 360 defrag


12BotG wrote:

Hello,

I am buying a laptop containing Win 8 and plan to install Norton 360 on it. The laptop has SSD only and I have read that the Norton 360 uses windows defragmentation, and if true should use the Win 8 defrag which senses the SSD's and instead trims it instead of defrag. But, I have also read of the 360 overriding the Win defrag and carrying out defrag on the SSD's (might be win 7).

Thus, do I have to disable the defrag and idle optimization in Norton settings and or does the 360 use win 8 defrag and will instead only trim the SSD during the scheduled defrag and idle optimization.

Thank you


Welcome,

360 is 'aware' of SSDs and does not attempt to defrag them.

Stay well and surf safe

Dick Win 10x64 current current NSBU
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Re: SSD Win8 Norton 360 defrag

Thank you,

So does 360 use the windows defrag or its own defrag?

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Re: SSD Win8 Norton 360 defrag


12BotG wrote:

Thank you,

So does 360 use the windows defrag or its own defrag?


Hi,

I think that Norton is using windows defrag rather than duplicating the effort.

Dick Win 10x64 current current NSBU

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