I will say that my write speeds are up there with what everyone else shows. The SSD works flawlessy, not to mention all my WEI scores "winsat SSD test" were in the mid to high 7's.
I would think that Windows 7 would get this right since it's a default installation on a new SSD.
1024*101= 103,424/4= 25,856
It would seem silly if I needed to omit the 100MB boot partition just to get the alignment right.
Windows should be getting this right by default because it was made to work with SSD's.
After doing some reading I found out that in fact Windows did get right by starting the alignment with the 100MB boot partition. It has to be a multiple of 64. that is 64,128...1024,2048 etc. Very crudely put, SSD write in 64 blocks. If your alignment is 63 (as set by Acronis) each write/read will span two blocks etc. Hence the so called 50% inefficiency. For example, if you do a freah install of Win 7 on a fresh SSD, Win 7 will create a initial partition of 100MB with the correct alignment. all subsequent partitions (C Drive etc.) will follow this initial partition set in full MB multiples- hence preserving the 64bit multiple alignment/ offset. I have attached a copy of my properly aligned/offset SSD drive. AttachmentSizeSSDOffset.jpg
From the Acronis site.> Is everyone exaggerating the steps for SSD alignment when upgrading to an SSD? | Knowledge Base