Reply 24900 of 26834, by xcomcmdr
rasz_pl wrote on 2023-07-15, 16:35:
If you ever watched defragging visualization you will know Windows does all manner of 'clever' write patterns to avoid fragmenting data, sooner or later every sector of the drive will contain some stale long erased data SSD doesnt know about thus has to keep intact.
That's true since Windows XP or 2000, but not true for the Windows 3.X/9.X line. It will write data at the first available sector. I know because I have a 9X/XP dual boot. Even with next to no use, 9X needs a defrag from time to time, and XP pretty much never does.