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Windows 7: SSD Alignment

12 Mar 2014   #100
mcleod55

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

You say align it. Will it be alligned if I do diskpart? Sorry, I'm brand new to the world of SSD.


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12 Mar 2014   #101
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Yes, it's the 5th line in the process:
Create partition primary align=1024
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12 Mar 2014   #102
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

You align it manually after entering diskpart:

Enter diskpart from a command prompt; these would be the commands:

Diskpart (to enter diskpart)
List disk (to get diskpart to show you a list of disks it sees; you should have only the SSD connected)
Select disk n (where n is the number that diskpart says applies to the SSD; normally it's 0; might be 1)
Clean (wipes the drive clean if anything is on it)
Create partition primary align=1024 (this creates and aligns a primary partition)
Format fs=ntfs quick (this formats the SSD with NTFS file system)
Active (this makes the partition active)
Exit
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12 Mar 2014   #103
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Thanks guys, you are so helpful.
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15 Mar 2014   #104
mcleod55

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
You align it manually after entering diskpart:

Enter diskpart from a command prompt; these would be the commands:

Diskpart (to enter diskpart)
List disk (to get diskpart to show you a list of disks it sees; you should have only the SSD connected)
Select disk n (where n is the number that diskpart says applies to the SSD; normally it's 0; might be 1)
Clean (wipes the drive clean if anything is on it)
Create partition primary align=1024 (this creates and aligns a primary partition)
Format fs=ntfs quick (this formats the SSD with NTFS file system)
Active (this makes the partition active)
Exit
After this, will the SSD be ready to add the Windows 7 image?
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15 Mar 2014   #105
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Yes
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17 Mar 2014   #106
mcleod55

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I was hoping to image my ssd (tomorrow when everything arrives) but I'm reading that because my PC was set to raid and not AHCI when 7 was installed I won't be able to do anything but a clean install. Is this correct, or is there something I can do to make it work?
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17 Mar 2014   #107
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Nah, that has nothing to do with it. Leave it set to Raid.
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17 Mar 2014   #108
mcleod55

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Thanks for all your help. I may have more questions.
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17 Mar 2014   #109
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mcleod55 View Post
Thanks for all your help. I may have more questions.
Any time.
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