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Windows 7: SSD Alignment

08 Sep 2012   #40
KiwiXboxer

WINDOWS 7
 
 

Thanks all ... I think I will just leave it as it is .... using hte old rule of thumb .... "If it aint BROKE ..... Leave it alone "


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07 Nov 2012   #41
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hello Wolfgang A couple of things - I just did a drive ready for a build and noticed in disk management the primary partition is there and that in Partition Wizard the remainder is unallocated.

Should that be healthy or something - have never noticed this before so is this ok?

The other thing is I also noticed some time back that my current C: drive in Partition Wizard has an extra partition in it and I think it must have been my fault for running the alignment twice at the tiem. Is this ok to leave or is there a way to get rid of it - apart form a reinstall.

Machine is running fine but am thinking would this have a slow up effect on my machine


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07 Nov 2012   #42
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

From an optics point of view that looks a bit funny, but from an operational point of view that is OK. 101MB is plenty for a proper alignment. You lose 101MB on the disk, but that is peanuts and not worth worrying about.

This 'extra partition' deal I do not quite understand. C is not a "drive" but a partition. Maybe that is the confusion.
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07 Nov 2012   #43
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
From an optics point of view that looks a bit funny, but from an operational point of view that is OK. 101MB is plenty for a proper alignment. You lose 101MB on the disk, but that is peanuts and not worth worrying about.

This 'extra partition' deal I do not quite understand. C is not a "drive" but a partition. Maybe that is the confusion.
Yeah Wolfgang C: drive it was just me I always think of the drive as the letter for the OS and should I suppose technically call it drive / disk 0.

The 101MB yep I just wanted to make sure I know it is only a tiny amount and I think I redid the alignment without a total clean or erase of the drive / disk before I did the alignment again - too much speed not enough haste or something like that.
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04 Dec 2013   #44
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Wolfgang can you look this over and tell me if I have to reinstall ?

Looks like this offset is wrong, but yet there is 1024 KB free on Disk 0
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05 Dec 2013   #45
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Hello Wolfgang A couple of things - I just did a drive ready for a build and noticed in disk management the primary partition is there and that in Partition Wizard the remainder is unallocated.

Should that be healthy or something - have never noticed this before so is this ok?

The other thing is I also noticed some time back that my current C: drive in Partition Wizard has an extra partition in it and I think it must have been my fault for running the alignment twice at the tiem. Is this ok to leave or is there a way to get rid of it - apart form a reinstall.

Machine is running fine but am thinking would this have a slow up effect on my machine
I think you should be able to resize the system reserved partition on the first drive by moving the 2nd partition to the left using Partition Wizard. This will give you ~200MB which is a better size if you use Windows inbuilt imaging.
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12 Jan 2014   #46
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Mine looks ugly. Windows 8 Pro X64, 128GB SanDisk SSD.
Code:
Partition ###  Type              Size     Offset
-------------  ----------------  -------  -------
Partition 1    Reserved           128 MB    17 KB
Partition 2    Recovery          1000 MB   129 MB
Partition 3    System             260 MB  1129 MB
Partition 4    Unknown            314 MB  1389 MB
Partition 5    Primary             93 GB  1703 MB
Partition 6    Recovery            24 GB    94 GB
... yet all are divisible by 4 after multiplying by 1024 so I guess they are okay.
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12 Jan 2014   #47
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Your partition1 is not aligned. If that is the active partition where the bootmgr resides, then this is not good. And what are all these little partitions - 2,3 and 4. Post a picture of your disk management and then I'll tell you how to easily fix that - the WHS way, LOL.
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12 Jan 2014   #48
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Any whole number multiplied by 1024 will be divisible by 4.
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12 Jan 2014   #49
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Any whole number multiplied by 1024 will be divisible by 4.
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