SSD and compact email folders

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by Acadia, Dec 28, 2012.

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  1. Acadia

    Acadia Registered Member

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    We all know that we are not to defrag solid state drives. But what about my Thunderbird email client, should I bother to Compact Folders?

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    Data compression and defragging are two different functions.

    Defragging optimizes data positioning on drives, which is not needed for SSDs (no mechanical positioning required for data access).

    Data compression frees up unused space for use elsewhere in your system. If you don't compact your mailboxen occasionally, you lose the space that deleted msgs now take up and cause your mailbox msg access to become longer. Compacting is just fine for your mailboxen on an SSD.
     
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