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Originally Posted by Sean Webster;15530375 
I check it when I get home. Also, tell me if anything needs to be adjusted...like the step by step guides.
Will do. I think alignment (and pagefile size for example) are one of the few of things you see varying opinions on with these ssd guides, but I'll look around at some other ones I've been following for a while and get back to you.

For example, you have:

create partition primary align=4096

compared to a few threads below:

create partition primary align=1024

Is there a reason you chose 4096? I formatted it your way and I don't have any issues, I just wanted to know.
    
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Kudos man. Awesome thread. Thanks for rounding all this info up into one location.
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Originally Posted by Offender_Mullet;15530461 
Will do. I think alignment (and pagefile size for example) are one of the few of things you see varying opinions on with these ssd guides, but I'll look around at some other ones I've been following for a while and get back to you.

For example, you have:

create partition primary align=4096

compared to a few threads below:

create partition primary align=1024

Is there a reason you chose 4096? I formatted it your way and I don't have any issues, I just wanted to know.

4096 is what it should have been in other guides before. It is more optimal for ssd's and newer hdd's. 1024 is just default by windows. I will try to find some info on it.
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From what I have read Win7 does alignment correctly and automatically when doing a clean install onto a SSD. The beginning part of this guide is probably only needed when cloning an existing installation onto a SSD or working with an older OS (Vista/XP).
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Originally Posted by BinaryDemon;15530525 
From what I have read Win7 does alignment correctly and automatically when doing a clean install onto a SSD. The beginning part of this guide is probably only needed when cloning an existing installation onto a SSD or working with an older OS (Vista/XP).

You are correct, windows does align properly, but it is more optimal to have it align 4k rather than default.

Now I have to find this info lol. If I am wrong I will correct myself, but it has been agreed with by a few other members.
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Awesome guide, well layed out and easy to read. Love the clean list style. I have a couple of these types of threads subbed however, this one will be my "go to" list for when I format my SSD now.

Well done.
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Originally Posted by noahhova;15530557 
Awesome guide, well layed out and easy to read. Love the clean list style. I have a couple of these types of threads subbed however, this one will be my "go to" list for when I format my SSD now.

Well done.

Thanks, if you would like to contribute to it that would be awesome too. smile.gif
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People still do all this junk. I know with early ssd's a lot of these things were needed. But I think some of this stuff is just not necessary. I used to freak out about all these things everytime I reformatted. Now I just turn off hibernation to save some space. Do you have some before and after benches to show a benifit.
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Well he does list all the other tweaks as optional and not necessary. And most of those tweaks are for saving space regardless. Still think its a nice cleaner guide that is actually updated compared to most of whats stickied or floating around anyway.
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Originally Posted by Sean Webster;15530482 
4096 is what it should have been in other guides before. It is more optimal for ssd's and newer hdd's. 1024 is just default by windows. I will try to find some info on it.
Oh ok. Sooooooo I probably should have aligned my 2TB Hitachi drive I use for external storage before I put 1.46TB of stuff on it huh. frown.gif lol
    
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