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Windows 7: SSD Alignment

16 Mar 2011   #10
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

The Paragon program did a perfect job.

It rightly told you the alignment is already correct.


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16 Mar 2011   #11
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If the 100MB partition is aligned correctly, then the next partition (C) is aligned correctly.
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16 Mar 2011   #12
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Not sure why he wanted a refund on a program that did a perfect job
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16 Mar 2011   #13
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Not sure why he wanted a refund on a program that did a perfect job
I guess he found out that he did not need it - with that program, LOL.
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16 Mar 2011   #14
seth500

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

He wanted to get the job done then wanted his money back cause he didn't need it anymore...ha...I just used diskpart to do mine and it was very easy and effective plus it's free......
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04 Dec 2011   #15
cniggeler

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
Am I OK after 1st partition?

Thanks everyone for this thread. I'd like to ask a clarifying question:

I used Acronis TrueImage to clone my old HDD onto an SSD for my Dell laptop. It placed the first partition (78 MB "OEM") and put that at offset 31 kB, which of course is not evenly divisible by four.

However, all other partitions start in the MB or GB range, all of which will be divisible by four. So, does that mean that I may have minor issues with that first "OEM" partition, whatever that does, but my main C: partition (partition 3 at offset 180MB) is OK? Thanks!
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04 Dec 2011   #16
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You are OK. You probably hardly ever have to access this OEM partition, and if you do, it is not going to make a world of difference.
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21 Apr 2012   #17
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Today I got a new Mushkin 60GB SSD. I am not yet sure what I will do with it. All my PCs have SSDs already. I bought it because $69.95 was an intriguing price.

In order to be able to do anything with it, I defined a primary active partition with Disk Management on it. To my surprise, Disk Management made a perfect 1024 alignment. So no need to do it with Diskpart any more.
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22 Apr 2012   #18
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Yes diskmgmt has always done that, since Vista anyway.
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22 Apr 2012   #19
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Yes diskmgmt has always done that, since Vista anyway.
I never knew that because I always used Diskpart.
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