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Windows 8 Consumer Preview on SSD

I just installed Windows 8 Consumer Preview Build 8250 on my system after playing with it on a virtual machine for a while. While configuring my system, looking at different settings and such, I noticed that the defrag screen recognizes my SSD as a solid state drive, and tells me that it needs optimization.

I thought defragmenting a solid state drive was a bad idea? Windows 7 disables this by default if it recognizes the drive as SSD.

I’m not sure how different the defrag program on Windows 8 is from different versions, so I’m a little concerned about letting it optimize my SSD.

The SSD is the Agility 3 60GB. See image below.

Has anyone else come across this, and if so, what have you done?