The current WD 2TB black is their best performing mechanical drive, but quite honestly, sick fed up of de-fragmenting it all the time for my pure gaming drive, it can take ages, hours upon hours, its time to take my games to an SSD too.
Use SSD’s separately for FSX, another one for P3Dv5, another for X-plane 11, another for Military Sims only … G:\ My WD 2TB Black 7200 rpm drive is quite fragmented as usual … and here is my question, if I never used a de- fragment prog on it, pulled all my games across to the new Samsung SSD and then made it G:\ would SDD trim control sort it all out? Windows 10 would be none the wiser after a drive letter rename and reboot?
Or would you be inclined to de-fragment the mechanical WD Black 2TB drive first? and then pull that data over to the new SSD and see what OS TRIM control could do?
Only other option would be a complete format and start again for everything, with future upgrades on horizon this year, not about to do that any-time soon, its all mostly … working very well here.
Goes without saying, use a separate OS Win 10 drive too, 970 EVO Plus 250GB M.2 NVMe.