Tag Archives: VSS

VSS safe mode, what is it?

DiskTuna VSS Safe-mode 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? Windows Volume Snapshot Service (VSS) VSS… 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 »