I'll repost this here for anyone to look at since I posted it in your guide thread
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?
@tony1420 SSD Life could be a bit funky with estimates but if Sean for example is always checking his SSD Life and for example say it shows 2013 and then after this alignment it jumps up to 2014 it COULD mean something.