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Yep, you need to re-align.
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Samsung SSD Magician...

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This.
Run Samsung SSD Magician and select the Performance Optimization tab and select your SSD and run it. It automatically runs the Benchmark for it afterwards, but I normally just stop it because I don't like the excessive read/writes it does to your drive.

Wait a minute, this performance drop isn't going to effect my 8-12 hour gaming sessions are they? I thought that the Magician software was supposed to improve performance and keep your drive in good operating condition (garbage cleaning)? Now we shouldn't use the Magician software?
post #753 of 5733
You're not going to get any performance drop from gaming.

No one said to not use the magician software.
post #754 of 5733
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Yep, you need to re-align.

What is the easiest way to do this? I was always under the impression Win 7 did this when you format and setup. It seems strange that all 5 SSD's are messed up.
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I just read your setup guide and it looks like the drives have to be reformated, is this correct? I really hope not because that is going to be a royal pain frown.gif
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post #756 of 5733
Honestly I would just backup all the data on the non-OS drives and delete the partitions, then format them.

For the OS drives you can make system images with say todo backup, do the same as above, then restore the images.
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Honestly I would just backup all the data on the non-OS drives and delete the partitions, then format them.
For the OS drives you can make system images with say todo backup, do the same as above, then restore the images.

Thank you for your time and help smile.gif I would +rep you but I can't. One last question, how can I be sure that their setup properly before I reinstall Windows?
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Honestly I would just backup all the data on the non-OS drives and delete the partitions, then format them.
For the OS drives you can make system images with say todo backup, do the same as above, then restore the images.

Thank you for your time and help smile.gif I would +rep you but I can't. One last question, how can I be sure that their setup properly before I reinstall Windows?
Just delete all the partitions first, then format. In my install guide I have the clean command as a step to make sure all partitions are deleted before you install so alignment will not be an issue.
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Thanks again smile.gif
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