defragmentation is a process that reduces the amount of fragmentation

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TRIM and file fragmentation on an SSD

I ran the TRIM test proposed by frostschutz and also found here. The result 1MB file is highly fragmented. How can that be ? My one and only storage device /dev/sda is a Samsung 500GB SSD. It is ...
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Do I need to worry about defragmentation? [duplicate]

I am new to Ubuntu (and Linux in general, as a home installer/user). Do I need to worry about fragmentation of the file system on a Linux partition on one's hard drive?
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A free or otherwise defrag program for ubuntu? Can I just put ubuntu NTFS extHDD on windows 7 and successfully use windows defrag?

A free or otherwise defrag program for ubuntu? Can I just put ubuntu NTFS extHDD on windows 7 and successfully use windows defrag? Can I bring it back to ubuntu 13+ and run it w/o problems? I want ...
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Must I defrag /home in ntsf partition?

I have installed my /home Ubuntu Lts12.04 in an ntfs partition (I need compatibility with some propietary programs in Windows 7 mean while). The question is: Must I defrag that partition ntfs where I ...
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Defrag NTFS partition without messing up ext4 partition

A while back when I had Windows and Ubuntu on the same hard drive, I defragged from windows and it messed ubuntu up. Is there a way so that I can defrag it without touching the ext4 partition?
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Is it safe to Defrag Windows 8 while dual booting Ubuntu?

I have owned my laptop now for about 8 months a feel its slightly slowing a bit and I think it is time for a Defrag. Should I be worried about windows 8 effecting the Ubuntu partion part of my ...
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Defragging the hardrive [duplicate]

After I partition the drive for Ubuntu and Windows, can I use the Windows defrag utility on the Ubuntu partition, or do I defrag each with their own utilities? I am planning on installing version ...
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e4defrag - what does output mean?

e4defrag shows many lines like (filename) 100% [ OK ] or (filename) 0% [ NG ], and at finish shows success/failures. Does NG mean it was not moved, OK means it was defragmented? What are the ...
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How can I defrag an NTFS hard drive from Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I state I am asking if it is possible and HOW. I note many forum answers are 'you can't' or 'you don't need to on Linux cause it is perfect and wonderful' - none of these answers will help. Firstly, ...
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Is it safe to defrag ext4 file system using e4defrag?

My file system partition is 90GB, and now 75% of the space is free after removing 53GB of recovered files using photorec from my home directory. I just want to know, is it safe to defrag the whole ...
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What software is available to de-fragment Ubuntu filesystems?

I would like to defragment Ubuntu; however, I cannot find software that I can download. What is available?
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How do I show the current amount of fragmentation on a btrfs filesystem

Wiki pages for btrfs and other how-tos talk about online defragmentation and other related topics but they don't say how to find out how fragmented a file system is. Is there a method to determine how ...
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How to defrag a disk? Type ext4

I've read many things but they don't work. I don't want any answer saying that there's no need because there is some not much but some!
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Can Ubuntu defragment NTFS or FAT drives? [duplicate]

Can I use Ubuntu to defrag a Windows NTFS/FAT drive or partition?
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Is there a disk defragger for NTFS file systems? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Defragging NTFS Partitions from Linux I have a couple NTSF disks I'd like to defrag without having to log into my Windows partition. Is there a program for Ubuntu that ...
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How to make ext3 converted to ext4 support e4defrag?

I have two ext3 filesystems that are very old and have been 99% full for a long time, leading to fragmentation. Also, they've been used for running VMs with dynamic disk images and other ...
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Defragmenting tools on Ubuntu for non EXT* formats

I have a flash drive that I use for general use around the house and at school. I use exclusively Ubuntu, but at school and on other family computers, they use Winblows. Therefore, my flash drive is ...
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How does ecryptfs impact harddisk performance?

I have my home directy encrypted with ecryptfs. Does ecryptfs lead to fragmentation? I have the feeling that reading files, displaying folders and login became continuously slower and slower ...
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defragmentation of ext2

Is it worth it? there is e2defrag. How long will it takes for 120GB? 8h will be enough? I would like to improve read/write on the hard disc. hard disc seems to be new(9 months old). its in my work ...
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Defragging NTFS Partitions from Linux

Are there any tools that I can use to defrag my Windows partition from Linux?
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How to improve file access speed?

My computer is very slow when starting applications. You clearly hear how the hard disk seems to read files from all over the disk. A first idea would be to check for fragmentation (since the drive is ...
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How can I queue file operations?

When I pick and choose files to copy to or from a single device, Nautilus accumulates file operations in parallel: I worry that in certain circumstances this could cause fragmentation of the ...
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How does Ubuntu handle file-system fragmentation? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why is defragmentation unnecessary? This could be for any file system but EXT4 works. Does Ubuntu need to be defragged like windows. Does it do this on its own.
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Is e4defrag ready for use?

I want defragment my root ext4 partition after upgrade to 10.10. But I can't find e4defrag in standart repos. May I build it from source? And is it safe for use? UPD: Now in 12.04, we have e4defrag ...
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Do I need to defrag EXT file systems? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why is defragmentation unnecessary? I've been told that EXT file systems don't need to be defreagged because of the way they handle writes. Is this true? Would I benefit ...
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Can you still defrag Vista if you use Wubi?

Would like to defrag Vista seperately,understanding that Ubuntu does not need it. While Ubuntu files are included on the c drive will it cause problems?