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I never used it, but others that have said it was easy and worked fine.

is it certainly suggested that i do this ? Will it degrade the SSD if not handled?

My IT Guys are good, but they personally dont care if our stuff dies or not, but if there is a possible Early SSD Death involved, Il get Management involved to do these sort of updates on each of the PC's with SSD's, which most of us do here

It can impact performance for sure. As for degraded life I can not say for sure.
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ok if thats all then Im good, just my work PC, doesnt need to be that fast lol

But man does my PC at home smoke this one haha
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ok if thats all then Im good, just my work PC, doesnt need to be that fast lol

But man does my PC at home smoke this one haha

lol, yea the M4 is a great fast drive. But that Vertex 2 is kinda like a horse with 2 legs with the bad alignment, I just looked at the #'s again LOL.
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Am I missing something? I don't see the alignment portion of in the OP was it removed?
     
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Am I missing something? I don't see the alignment portion of in the OP was it removed?

You are missing it. It is on the second post at the top where it says


Configure a drive using a BIOS/UEFI motherboard and MBR format:

Configure drive using an UEFI motherboard and GPT format:
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You are missing it. It is on the second post at the top where it says
Configure a drive using a BIOS/UEFI motherboard and MBR format:
Configure drive using an UEFI motherboard and GPT format:

Ahhhh You is sneaky with those spoilers. Thanks!

*edit* and by that I mean I am blind.
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I never used it, but others that have said it was easy and worked fine.

is it certainly suggested that i do this ? Will it degrade the SSD if not handled?

My IT Guys are good, but they personally dont care if our stuff dies or not, but if there is a possible Early SSD Death involved, Il get Management involved to do these sort of updates on each of the PC's with SSD's, which most of us do here

It can impact performance for sure. As for degraded life I can not say for sure.

If it were mine... I would re-align.. well.. even if it wasn't mine biggrin.gif.

Misaligned SSDs write twice the information as they should to the drive, every time they attempt to write to a page that spans two erase blocks.

That's the reason for alignment in the first place. Alignment "aligns" the blocks, sectors and pages, so that the amounts of erases and rewrites is minimized. When a page spans blocks, and the controller attempts to write to that page, both blocks must be erased, and re-written.
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yah but, that software cost money, and Imnot paying a cent to allign an SSD I paid nothing for, and again, I cant just reinstall, I have to load off cloned image.

Just a bit more complicated here at work than at home, at home I dont give a damn, format away and do it again lol, SWTOR took short time to install hehe

and with the 50mbit line the patches went stupid fast and patch installs even retardedly faster


is there a way to allign this drive, without buying software, and without formating
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yah but, that software cost money, and Imnot paying a cent to allign an SSD I paid nothing for, and again, I cant just reinstall, I have to load off cloned image.

Just a bit more complicated here at work than at home, at home I dont give a damn, format away and do it again lol, SWTOR took short time to install hehe

and with the 50mbit line the patches went stupid fast and patch installs even retardedly faster


is there a way to allign this drive, without buying software, and without formating

You can use Gparted, run from a live CD, to move your partition into alignment. just make sure you read the tutorial, as Gparted measures space in a strange way. Also, note that you must uncheck the box for "round for cylinders" when moving partitions on an SSD.
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Link to the tutorial for that? I looked it up before but couldn't find how to.
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