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Windows 7: SSD Alignment

25 Jun 2011   #1

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SSD Alignment

Hi everyone,

I have Intel X-25M 80 GB SSD. I want to install Windows 7 Pro x64, MS Office and other application on it.

Should I create partition primary align=1024 or Create partition primary size=100 align=1024?

Thank you.

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25 Jun 2011   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

I assume you are using diskpart????

I think the first one will create a single partition covering the entire drive.

I think the second one will create a small 100 mb partition that you could then make the system partition.

But you don't need that small system partition, so I would do the first command.

I don't think you even need the align part of the command.


select partition 1


format fs=ntfs quick

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25 Jun 2011   #3

Windows 7

I checked my partition by diskpart:
Partition ### Type Size Offset
--------------- ---------------- -------- -------
Partition 1 Primary 100 MB 1024 KB
Partition 2 Primary 74 GB101 MB - is NOT divided by 4?
Should it be?

I'm going to make image of the SSD by ATIH 2010 and want to be sure that alignment is ok.

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25 Jun 2011   #4
Bare Foot Kid
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W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Hello shurzota, welcome to Seven Forums!

Have a look at Step Two #4 of this tutorial at the link below.

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
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26 Jun 2011   #5

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