Do SSDs get fragmented, and if they do, is that an issue?


Do solid-state drives get fragmented? And if they do, does it cause their performance to suffer?


Answers:


Yes, SSDs do get fragmented. Does it impact performance as much as regular hard drives? No.

Fragmentation just refers to the placement of files out of order. It's necessary on all storage devices without having to reshuffle all the data that has ever been written every time you write something.