|21 Apr 2013||#49|
I'm still confused
Thanks whs, but I'm still confused.
If you want to verify the alignment (e.g. for a SSD where you are not certain whether the proper alignment was done), you use the following commands.
Select disk n
Now you should see a result like this.
Partition ### Type Size Offset
------------- ---------------- ------- -------
Partition 1 Primary 59 GB 1024 KB - but 64KB or any number divisible by 4 is also good
The offset (in KBs) has to be divisible by 4.
Note: Some readers and users of this tutorial got confused because the alignment numbers in a typical Windows7 installation are shown as:
1024KB for the 100MB partition
101MB for the next partition - which is most likely the C partition
They think that 101MB is not divisible by 4 and that there must be a problem. But that is not so. If you convert 101MBs into KBs (multiply by 1024), then the number is divisible by 4 and the partition is aligned.
Are you saying that the minimum offset must be 64 KB or more?
As a result, does this mean that I can't clone my OS partitions directly to a SSD (as the offset on Disk 0 is 31 KB)?
Is the end result, modern formatting tools (e.g. GParted) automatically create the correct format (which they should) without any input required from the user?
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