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Windows 7: Show us your SSD performance

18 Nov 2011   #2311
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You may have overlooked something. If the first partition is aligned, all other partitions are aligned too. The alignment is by multiples of 4 - but in KB. Once you have a partition of many MBs sitting in the front, then the next partition easily makes the multiple of 4KBs.

Example: the first partition is the little 100MB partition and that is aligned (e.g. with 1024KB). The next partition starts at 101 . but that is MBs. Convert that to KBs and you can easily divide it by 4.


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18 Nov 2011   #2312
Defender3

Win 7 RC
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
You may have overlooked something. If the first partition is aligned, all other partitions are aligned too. The alignment is by multiples of 4 - but in KB. Once you have a partition of many MBs sitting in the front, then the next partition easily makes the multiple of 4KBs.

Example: the first partition is the little 100MB partition and that is aligned (e.g. with 1024KB). The next partition starts at 101 . but that is MBs. Convert that to KBs and you can easily divide it by 4.
Sorry, I'm just not knowledgeable enough to comment. After running CrystalDiskMark and receiving poor results, I srtated poking around the forum and found the alignment reference in the SSD benchmark thread. I bought Paragon after running the verification from an elevated command prompt and finding neither of the Drive 0 partitions were aligned. I ran Paragon for the first time and it only aligned the smaller 231MB partition (why I don't know because both partitions were slated for alignment in Paragon). After the intial pass, I ran AS SSD and received this result, which was not impressive:



I again opened and had Paragon analyze the drive and it reported the data partition was not aligned, so I ran it again. The results you see in my previous post as "aligned" is the AS SSD benchmarks after this second pass by Paragon.
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18 Nov 2011   #2313
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

This is a bit strange and must be a specialty of the Paragon tool. Was it this Paragon tool or the one that aligns after the partitions are already established.

The one I linked I used several times and always got a neat alignment.
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18 Nov 2011   #2314
Defender3

Win 7 RC
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
This is a bit strange and must be a specialty of the Paragon tool. Was it this Paragon tool or the one that aligns after the partitions are already established.

The one I linked I used several times and always got a neat alignment.
I bought the Paragon Alignment Tool 3.0.
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18 Nov 2011   #2315
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

WHS, I have used Paragon migrate over a dozen times and it has never failed. You can migrate to a raw drive and it will migrate and align it perfect.
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18 Nov 2011   #2316
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
This is a bit strange and must be a specialty of the Paragon tool. Was it this Paragon tool or the one that aligns after the partitions are already established.

The one I linked I used several times and always got a neat alignment.
I bought the Paragon Alignment Tool 3.0.
It is odd that it misaligned the second partition.
Paragon is not supposed to do that but I see that it did.

Glad you have it straight and working very nicely now.
The Crucial m4 is a very good SSD.
Enjoy
Mike
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18 Nov 2011   #2317
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
This is a bit strange and must be a specialty of the Paragon tool. Was it this Paragon tool or the one that aligns after the partitions are already established.

The one I linked I used several times and always got a neat alignment.
I bought the Paragon Alignment Tool 3.0.
It is odd that it misaligned the second partition.
Paragon is not supposed to do that but I see that it did.

Glad you have it straight and working very nicely now.
The Crucial m4 is a very good SSD.
Enjoy
Mike
Mike, I've never used the alignment tool, but it may be one of the tools that will only do 1 partition at a time.
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18 Nov 2011   #2318
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Essenbe

It could be.
I'm just glad Defender caught the error and fixed it.
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18 Nov 2011   #2319
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
WHS, I have used Paragon migrate over a dozen times and it has never failed. You can migrate to a raw drive and it will migrate and align it perfect.
You are right Steve. I used it 4 times and never had a problem either. But Defender used the other tool. That one I never used.
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18 Nov 2011   #2320
Defender3

Win 7 RC
 
 

I was responding to the problem of the moment and simply bought the alignment tool to resolve.
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