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Compacting mail folders

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Does compacting affect the use and/or availability of disc space on a digital harddrive differently than it does on a mechanical harddrive? I have heard that processes such as defrag etc are not advisable for digital harddrives.

Thanks Howard Dahlberg

Does compacting affect the use and/or availability of disc space on a digital harddrive differently than it does on a mechanical harddrive? I have heard that processes such as defrag etc are not advisable for digital harddrives. Thanks Howard Dahlberg

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I suppose 'digital harddrive' means SSD? I'd argue compacting reduces write operations on the SSD, because compacting reduces the size of the mail files. So overall less data needs to be written onto the disc when changes occur. Thus SSDs would rather benefit from compacting. Whether this really improves the lifetime of a SSD, I don't know.

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Isisombululo Esikhethiwe

I suppose 'digital harddrive' means SSD? I'd argue compacting reduces write operations on the SSD, because compacting reduces the size of the mail files. So overall less data needs to be written onto the disc when changes occur. Thus SSDs would rather benefit from compacting. Whether this really improves the lifetime of a SSD, I don't know.

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quality SSDs have crazy insane high MTBF lifetime, much higher than the average consumer will have a computer, and probably even higher than the worst consumer would have a computer.

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/compacting-folders now explains compact. If you are having problems please post a new support request.