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If your marks are about the same as the site I linked I don't think you have a problem.

Anyways this is from Two Cables, it shows you what you need to do to align your drive. Note: if you do this you will have to reinstall your OS.

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You'll install fresh again, but don't tell the installer to format your SSD. Instead, do this:
Leave only the SSD connected during the installation in order to prevent the installer from putting the boot sector on a different drive
Boot from the Windows 7 installation DVD
When you see the "Install now" button, click "Repair your computer" (screenshot)
You'll see a little window named "System Recovery Options" appear which searches for Windows installations.
When it finishes, you will see a dialog box. Select "Use recovery tools that can help fix problems starting Windows. Select an operating system to repair.", and then click Next.
Click "Command Prompt"
Type diskpart and press Enter
Type list disk and press Enter
Type select disk 0 (or whichever number your SSD gets) and press Enter
If you want to be sure you have the right one selected, then type list partition and press Enter
Once you know you have the right drive selected, type clean and press Enter
Type create partition primary align=1024 and press Enter
Type format quick fs=ntfs and press Enter
It will appear like it's going to take forever, but it will suddenly jump to 100% about 5-10 seconds later.
Type active and press Enter
Type list partition and press Enter to see your creation.
Type exit and press Enter
Type exit and press Enter
Click Restart
Boot from the DVD again and perform a normal installation using the "Custom (advanced)" type of installation, but don't tell it to format your SSD.

So to summarize:
Have only the SSD connected
Boot from the Win7 DVD
Click "Repair your computer"
Select "Use recovery tools that can help fix problems starting Windows. Select an operating system to repair."
Click Next
Type diskpart
Type list disk
Type select disk 0 (or whichever number it turns out to be)
Type clean
Type create partition primary align=1024
Type format quick fs=ntfs
Type active
Type exit
Type exit
Click Restart
Install Windows 7 without telling the installer to format your SSD

This is actually much easier than it looks!
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