De-frag hard drive?

70 Tango Charlie

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Greetings everyone,
Seeing that I was a Windows guy for lots of years, de-fragging the hard-drive every so often was recommended.
Since coming to Linux, I have not seen anything at all about de-fragging.
Am I coming to the right conclusion that there is no need to de-frag; and is this because of the way the file system is set up?
Thanks from the old geezer
TC
 


Condobloke

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Running Linux Mint 18.3 for 5 years ....spaced across 3 hard drives....haven't defragged one of them in that time, and have no need to do so.
 

70 Tango Charlie

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Thanks for the responses guys. That confirms my guesses.
I get a kick out of trying to figure stuff out. Looking back on my life, that seems to be the way I have always been. It's the way I have learned how to operate the cp. {start pushing buttons and see what happens} The biggest problem with that is remembering which buttons I pushed to get the result I got! LOL.
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Condobloke

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Somewhat likewise here.....(remembering what I typed to achieve a particular result).....

I had to go back to a topic dated May, 2018 to remind myself how to "trim" a SSD !!!!

Haven't done it for a while...it took care of 3.8 GB !!

(This only applies to Solid State Drives)
 

samK

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When your hard disk reads the file, its heads must skip around between different physical locations on the hard drive to read each chunk of sectors — this slows things down. Defragmenting is an intensive process that moves the bits of files around to reduce fragmentation, ensuring each file is contiguous on the drive
 

captain-sensible

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Thanks for the responses guys. That confirms my guesses.
I get a kick out of trying to figure stuff out. Looking back on my life, that seems to be the way I have always been. It's the way I have learned how to operate the cp. {start pushing buttons and see what happens} The biggest problem with that is remembering which buttons I pushed to get the result I got! LOL.
Old Geezer
TC
me 2 ; i write everything down
 


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