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Windows 7: SSD Alignment clarification..


23 Mar 2012   #1

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 
SSD Alignment clarification..

Three months ago after I first built the computer everything was lightening fast but now things are slowing down. I had done research on SSD optimization before I installed Windows 7 but I did not catch the alignment part so I am not sure if this is causing a problem.

Screenshots -- is everything correct?



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23 Mar 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Personally, I have no idea whether your settings are correct as I've never tried to install and set up a SSD, but this tutorial may be of help to you: SSD Alignment
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23 Mar 2012   #3

windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 

I think that is the offset but the tutorial mentioned will tell you for sure. Also if you did a fresh nstall of windows 7 to a brand new SSD, then alignment would be done automatically by the install.
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23 Mar 2012   #4

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Yea it was fresh install the drives came clean so I caught that part where it says Windows 7 does it for you so I guess it is correct.
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23 Mar 2012   #5

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by greyclear View Post
Three months ago after I first built the computer everything was lightening fast but now things are slowing down. I had done research on SSD optimization before I installed Windows 7 but I did not catch the alignment part so I am not sure if this is causing a problem.

Screenshots -- is everything correct?
Hiyya greyclear and welcome also - I had a similar quandary in that I did not know what this meant and whs put me right by explaining that as long as the first partition ie Partition 1 as in your shot - the number = 100MB (is actually 1024 KB) is divisible by 4 ie 1024/4=256 then you are good to go - the rest of the drive is then "aligned" as the remainder is also divisible by 4!

Of course I stand to be corrected
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23 Mar 2012   #6

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

I think you are correct and OK; 1024 is evenly divisible by 4.

I don't get the specs though. RAID0 model? No manufacturer name.

There have been posts here recently about unexpected performance decline on SSDs---I think on Crucial M4 series.

What do you have?
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23 Mar 2012   #7
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

You should also verify that trim is on.
Also I suggest you monitor speed with benchmark programs such as
Disk Benchmark | ATTO
and
Alex Intelligent Software - Downloads
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23 Mar 2012   #8

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
I think you are correct and OK; 1024 is evenly divisible by 4.

I don't get the specs though. RAID0 model? No manufacturer name.

There have been posts here recently about unexpected performance decline on SSDs---I think on Crucial M4 series.

What do you have?
Hum ignazatsonic I do have a Crucial 128GB and my boot and shut down have noticeably decreased since new even though I keep minimal stuff on it anything like music or pics I send through to my Seagate HDD. I am not sure what you mean by RAID model though.

MJF I think it runs TRIM as I was under the impression that it is automatic as an install feature and one just leaves for as long as possible after booting before signing in and using the thing.
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23 Mar 2012   #9

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Hum ignazatsonic I do have a Crucial 128GB and my boot and shut down have noticeably decreased since new even though I keep minimal stuff on it anything like music or pics I send through to my Seagate HDD. I am not sure what you mean by RAID model though.
My mistake.

I was referring to the second picture in the original post in this thread, where the specs are shown. Take a look up there.
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23 Mar 2012   #10

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Hum ignazatsonic I do have a Crucial 128GB and my boot and shut down have noticeably decreased since new even though I keep minimal stuff on it anything like music or pics I send through to my Seagate HDD. I am not sure what you mean by RAID model though.
My mistake.

I was referring to the second picture in the original post in this thread, where the specs are shown. Take a look up there.
No probs mate I will have to look at mine now - a bit more knowledge that hasn't gone amiss on me!
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