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Windows 7: Summary of SSD Tweaks

25 Oct 2010   #11
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
If I'm understanding the link, I shouldn't have to do the alignment because it is a new drive, never been used. So, if I create the partition during the install as normal, I'd be fine...I think. I guess it wouldn't hurt to create the partition ahead of time, per the instructions...then I'd skip the 100 MB one...which is fine...it is only a 64 GB A-DATA drive, so I need all the free space I can get.
As far as I know, only a Win7 or Vista installation does a proper alignment by the installer. If you create a partition some other way, you better check the alignment before you install the OS. This has nothing to do with new or used drive - I think.


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25 Oct 2010   #12
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Ah, that makes sense. I haven't even taken it out of the packaging yet...so my plan now is to do that, put it right into the laptop, and boot it up with the Windows 7 install flash drive.
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25 Oct 2010   #13
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Good luck. Let us know how it went.
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26 Oct 2010   #14
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Looks like my install went well this morning. I'm showing a 7.7 for hard disk score in WEI. Since that isn't really a benchmark, what would you suggest for doing a quick test on the drive for actual speeds....just to make sure it is performaning as expected?
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26 Oct 2010   #15
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
Looks like my install went well this morning. I'm showing a 7.7 for hard disk score in WEI. Since that isn't really a benchmark, what would you suggest for doing a quick test on the drive for actual speeds....just to make sure it is performaning as expected?



Hello DF, have a look at this one, it's as good a place as any to start.



Show us your SSD performance
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26 Oct 2010   #16
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I like AS SSD for benchmarking SSDs.
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26 Oct 2010   #17
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Hmmm, definitely lower than expect...and much lower than my drive's rated speeds.


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26 Oct 2010   #18
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Yeah, that's pretty low. Are you aligned? SSD Alignment
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26 Oct 2010   #19
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Sounds like that might be the problem, even though this was a brand new drive, out of the box. My offset is listed at 31 KB.

If I'm understanding this right, if I were to want to align it...I'd be wiping out the partition?
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26 Oct 2010   #20
dajogejr

7 Pro 64 Bit
 
 

This was the #3 post by WHS...can't take credit for it.

Aligning Windows Partitions Without Losing Data - From the Recliner...
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