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Windows 7: SSD - Fix Misalignment

04 Jan 2012   #20
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Info says the options are:

External (dd disk): Employs ‘dd’ to write zeroes to the selected drive.
External (dd part): Zeroes out (with ‘dd’) the selected partition.
External (shred disk): Uses ‘shred’ (versus ‘dd’) to write zeroes.
Internal: Secure Erase command writes zeroes to entire data area.

A Guy


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06 Jan 2012   #21
foros

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hipster Doofus View Post
Great writeup. Just checked my SSDs. Both doing well.
Is my SSD (disk 4) of 55GB doing well?:

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06 Jan 2012   #22
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi Foros,

Yes your SSD is perfectly aligned - 1024 is a multiple integer of 4 so no problems.

Regards,
Golden
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06 Jan 2012   #23
foros

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Thank you Golden
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06 Jan 2012   #24
KOREA7

win7 Ultimate 64
 
 

I’m glad I attended school today! Great Tutorial
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08 Jan 2012   #25
foros

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

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08 Jan 2012   #26
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Looks like a nice program - although I could not decypher everything. My Spanish is not that good.
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31 Jan 2012   #27
LittleJay

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

After reading in another post that restoring a windows system image on a new SSD could create an alignment problem, I checked it using the steps in this tutorial and was happy to see, Partition 1 Primary 111 GB 1024 KB. Thanks a million whs for a great tutorial!
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31 Jan 2012   #28
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You are welcom. I am glad it helped to put your worries at rest.
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12 Jun 2012   #29
papagym

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Missing the point of the SSD alignment

This Tutorial leaves me with a load of questions. The main ones being what is a misaligned SSD? What are you really doing here?

I'm not to bright, but tutorials are supposed to teach you something. (I think!) I guess I've missed the point of this alignment process altogether. In step 3 what is a secure erase? If you are erasing the SSD. Then the SSD is wiped clean.

My guess is you want to put the 100MB (SRP) system reserved patition on the SSD and afterwords install Windows 7 (the OS) onto a second partition (one the same SSD). Your calling these partitions 0 and 1 respectivly.

Intel wants me to do a clean install to see if it will fix a problem I have. Correct me if I'm wrong, but this (alignment process) is the same as doing a clean install into one SSD with no other drives connected to the PC?

My SRP is now on a HDD but I can boot my system without a HDD connected. I'd like to delete this HDD partition.

What am I missing? Thanks
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