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Okay so need some help...

I have been prepping my laptop HDD for cloning to a new SSD. My idea how to facilitate this was to delete and remove all non-needed or non-used application and media. Got my C:/ down to around 85GB of space... I then shrunk my recovery and main partitions down as far as windows 7 disk manager would allow them and then analyzed and defragmented both partitions. Now I am trying to figure out how to use Clonezilla and clone them over to the SSD when it comes in the mail this afternoon without having to deal with alignment issues?

The recovery partition is towards the beginning of the HDD then some unallocated space between recovery and c:/.. then some more unallocated space from c:/ shrink then ends. I am going to hopefully use gparted and shrink down the C:/ really far so it fits in the SSD...

Now is there anything I should do in addition to all the steps I am going to perform or have been in the process of completing? I have gone through the windows 7 ssd optimization guide and have to the most part did them already except the ssd only tweaks which I will wait for until I am on an ssd....

Should I use AS SSD and see if the HDD is good with alignment??
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post #2 of 4
Look this over:

http://www.overclock.net/t/1156654/seans-windows-7-install-optimization-guide-for-ssds-hdds/2140#post_16544558
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Should I use AS SSD and see if the HDD is good with alignment??
Yes just open AS SSD and it will tell you the alignment in teh top left.
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AS SSD Benchmark 1.6.4xxx.xxxxx says:
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0001
iaStor - OK
20520162 K - BAD
465.76 GB

What should I do to fix this problem???


**EDIT**

I might just pick up Paragon Alignment Tool v3.0.. Alot of people I just Google searched used it to get rid of huge alignment issues.. Or should I just reformat and start from scratch with the SSD?
Edited by adramalech707 - 2/28/12 at 6:32pm
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post #4 of 4
Is that your C partition?

Yea alignment is bad, I'd suggest you do a re-install on your SSD rather than a clone.

If you want to try a realignment first do this: http://lifehacker.com/5837769/make-sure-your-partitions-are-correctly-aligned-for-optimal-solid-state-drive-performance
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