Tag Archives: volsnap

VSS safe mode, what is it?

DiskTuna features a ‘VSS safe mode’. But that’s just a name that I made up. Many defraggers offer a ‘VSS aware’ or ‘VSS compatible’ option. VSS-aware defragmentation will always make defragmentation and optimization less effective. But what is it? What does it do? What is VSS anyway? VSS VSS is short for ‘Volume Shadow copy… Read More »

Defrag and SSD hard disks and VSS and more

Quite a bit has changed since the inception of DiskTune, for example SSD harddisks are now widely available. Consensus is that defragging a SSD hard disk is unnecessary and even undesired [1]? Hmm, interesting read. Anyway, it would be a good idea for DiskTuna to determine if a volume resides on a conventional hard disk or a… Read More »