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Great guide thumb.gif

You forgot about Patriot memory though:
http://patriotmemory.com/support/driversp.jsp
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Originally Posted by Nemesis158;15531447 
Great guide thumb.gif

You forgot about Patriot memory though:
http://patriotmemory.com/support/driversp.jsp

Thanks wink.gif
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It's nice to know we're discussing about the 1024 vs. 4096 thing especially when different partition styles like MBR and GPT are involved smile.gif I hope we can all get to the bottom of this once and for all. I think it's about time we all learn about GPT as well, besides it's the future smile.gif

Oh one more thing, what would be the best cluster size to use when formatting Storage drives?
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It's nice to know we're discussing about the 1024 vs. 4096 thing especially when different partition styles like MBR and GPT are involved smile.gif I hope we can all get to the bottom of this once and for all. I think it's about time we all learn about GPT as well, besides it's the future smile.gif

Oh one more thing, what would be the best cluster size to use when formatting Storage drives?

Ok now I am a bit confused, with the different partition styles is there a way to choose which style you will create the primary partition?
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Has anyone used and noticed any improvement using 4096?
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Has anyone used and noticed any improvement using 4096?

I'll let you know in a few minutes, I just reinstalled following the guide, I actually changed the order and steps of some parts lol. smile.gif
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OK everyone! I just reinstalled windows 7 using 4096 alignment and there is no performance increase as far as I can tell over 1024. I get the same results as I did before in AS SSD with my crucial M4 on firmware 0009. Maybe access times?

So I am just going to use 4096 still.

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Man I really am struggling to find information on the benefits of 4096 alignment. As long as the alignment is divisible by 512 then it will be properly aligned. So a 4096 alignment will not hurt anything in terms of it being correct. Thats about all I can find to be totally honest with all the googling ><<br />
And as you pointed out Sean you gained a year with SSD Life but no I/O loss or gain. So the question remains other than possibly pro-longing the lifespan of your SSD, what else is the benefit?
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Excellent guide Sean! thumb.gif

+Rep, and keep up the good work my friend! smile.gif
 
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