Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Hard Drives & Storage › How to: Properly re-align your SSD/HDD partitions
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

How to: Properly re-align your SSD/HDD partitions - Page 3

post #21 of 96
Thread Starter 
burn the iso with the windows tool, rightclick the iso and click burn with Windows Disk Image Burner.
Terrorbyte V2
(17 items)
 
Sean's Sandy!
(11 items)
 
CPUCPUMotherboardGraphics
Intel Xeon L5520 Intel Xeon L5520 Dell  ASPEED 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Nanya 72GB 1066MHz ECC Registered Kingston V300 SanDisk Extreme II WD Red 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samung Spinpoint F4 Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 Samsung Spinpoint F3  Seagate 7200.12 
OSPowerCaseOther
Windows Server 2012 Datacenter Dell C1100 PSU and Corsair 650TX  Dell C1100 Chassis and Norco RPC 4224 LSI 9261-8i 
Other
Intel RES2CV240 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-2600K Asus P8Z68-V MSI GTX 660 Ti PE OC G.Skill Ares 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Plextor M5 Pro WD Blue WD10EZEX  Thermalright Silver Arrow Microsoft Windows 7 Pro 
PowerCaseAudio
Corsair TX650 Corsair 650D Asus Xonar DX 
  hide details  
Reply
Terrorbyte V2
(17 items)
 
Sean's Sandy!
(11 items)
 
CPUCPUMotherboardGraphics
Intel Xeon L5520 Intel Xeon L5520 Dell  ASPEED 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Nanya 72GB 1066MHz ECC Registered Kingston V300 SanDisk Extreme II WD Red 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samung Spinpoint F4 Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 Samsung Spinpoint F3  Seagate 7200.12 
OSPowerCaseOther
Windows Server 2012 Datacenter Dell C1100 PSU and Corsair 650TX  Dell C1100 Chassis and Norco RPC 4224 LSI 9261-8i 
Other
Intel RES2CV240 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-2600K Asus P8Z68-V MSI GTX 660 Ti PE OC G.Skill Ares 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Plextor M5 Pro WD Blue WD10EZEX  Thermalright Silver Arrow Microsoft Windows 7 Pro 
PowerCaseAudio
Corsair TX650 Corsair 650D Asus Xonar DX 
  hide details  
Reply
post #22 of 96
As long as the alignment is divisible by 4096 it doesnt matter how much it is or should it be at 4096 for the best possible performance on an SSD ?
Nexus
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 4770K Gigabyte Z87 G1 Sniper M5  2x Zotac GTX 780 Corsair Dominator Platinum 1866Mhz 4x4Gb (16Gb)... 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Corsair Force GT 240Gb Seagate 3TB 2x Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Swiftech H220 w/ Scythe Gentle Typhoon AP-15 (p... 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 x64 Ultimate Samsung 32EH5000 32" HD Direct lit LED TV Ducky Shine 3 [Cherry MX Blue , White LED] Silverstone Strider Gold 850 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Corsair 350D Logitech G700, Logitech G9X Puretrack Talent Logitech Z5500 5.1 Digital Speaker 
  hide details  
Reply
Nexus
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 4770K Gigabyte Z87 G1 Sniper M5  2x Zotac GTX 780 Corsair Dominator Platinum 1866Mhz 4x4Gb (16Gb)... 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Corsair Force GT 240Gb Seagate 3TB 2x Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Swiftech H220 w/ Scythe Gentle Typhoon AP-15 (p... 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 x64 Ultimate Samsung 32EH5000 32" HD Direct lit LED TV Ducky Shine 3 [Cherry MX Blue , White LED] Silverstone Strider Gold 850 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Corsair 350D Logitech G700, Logitech G9X Puretrack Talent Logitech Z5500 5.1 Digital Speaker 
  hide details  
Reply
post #23 of 96
may be a dumb question but is this method also used for secondary drives, or just the os drive?
post #24 of 96
Does anyone know if there is a tool like this for OSX?
ASUS G75VW
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I7 3610QM ASUS HM77 ASUS GTX670M  16GB DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
240Gb OCZ Agility 4 750GB Bluray Drive Win7 Pro 64bit ASUS 17.3 1920x1080 
KeyboardCaseMouse
Logitech G510 G75VW Logitech g700 
  hide details  
Reply
ASUS G75VW
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I7 3610QM ASUS HM77 ASUS GTX670M  16GB DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
240Gb OCZ Agility 4 750GB Bluray Drive Win7 Pro 64bit ASUS 17.3 1920x1080 
KeyboardCaseMouse
Logitech G510 G75VW Logitech g700 
  hide details  
Reply
post #25 of 96
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by EarlZ View Post

As long as the alignment is divisible by 4096 it doesnt matter how much it is or should it be at 4096 for the best possible performance on an SSD ?
doesnt matter.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Akatosh01 View Post

may be a dumb question but is this method also used for secondary drives, or just the os drive?
either, tho if you have a secondary id say just move the data off and reformat if your alignment is off.

Quote:
Originally Posted by wheth4400 View Post

Does anyone know if there is a tool like this for OSX?
If you can boot parted magic on a MAC you can do this.
Terrorbyte V2
(17 items)
 
Sean's Sandy!
(11 items)
 
CPUCPUMotherboardGraphics
Intel Xeon L5520 Intel Xeon L5520 Dell  ASPEED 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Nanya 72GB 1066MHz ECC Registered Kingston V300 SanDisk Extreme II WD Red 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samung Spinpoint F4 Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 Samsung Spinpoint F3  Seagate 7200.12 
OSPowerCaseOther
Windows Server 2012 Datacenter Dell C1100 PSU and Corsair 650TX  Dell C1100 Chassis and Norco RPC 4224 LSI 9261-8i 
Other
Intel RES2CV240 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-2600K Asus P8Z68-V MSI GTX 660 Ti PE OC G.Skill Ares 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Plextor M5 Pro WD Blue WD10EZEX  Thermalright Silver Arrow Microsoft Windows 7 Pro 
PowerCaseAudio
Corsair TX650 Corsair 650D Asus Xonar DX 
  hide details  
Reply
Terrorbyte V2
(17 items)
 
Sean's Sandy!
(11 items)
 
CPUCPUMotherboardGraphics
Intel Xeon L5520 Intel Xeon L5520 Dell  ASPEED 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Nanya 72GB 1066MHz ECC Registered Kingston V300 SanDisk Extreme II WD Red 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samung Spinpoint F4 Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 Samsung Spinpoint F3  Seagate 7200.12 
OSPowerCaseOther
Windows Server 2012 Datacenter Dell C1100 PSU and Corsair 650TX  Dell C1100 Chassis and Norco RPC 4224 LSI 9261-8i 
Other
Intel RES2CV240 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-2600K Asus P8Z68-V MSI GTX 660 Ti PE OC G.Skill Ares 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Plextor M5 Pro WD Blue WD10EZEX  Thermalright Silver Arrow Microsoft Windows 7 Pro 
PowerCaseAudio
Corsair TX650 Corsair 650D Asus Xonar DX 
  hide details  
Reply
post #26 of 96
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sean Webster View Post

Both, thus the title "How to: Properly re-align your SSD/HDD partitions" thumb.gif

ROTFLMAO!!!
JCFS-XVI
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-8150 Crosshair V Formula eVGA GTX 470 X 2 2X4 G. Skill Sniper Set 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
3 X 180GB Intel 520 R0 Seagate Barracuda 2 TB XT HP bd340i Antec 620 Kuler 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Professional OEM DIY Dell ST2421L Logitech K350 Wave Coolermaster 1000 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Antec 902 V3 Logitech Performance MX Underneath the Mouse SB X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Pro 
Audio
Logitech Z540 5.1 Speaker set 
  hide details  
Reply
JCFS-XVI
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-8150 Crosshair V Formula eVGA GTX 470 X 2 2X4 G. Skill Sniper Set 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
3 X 180GB Intel 520 R0 Seagate Barracuda 2 TB XT HP bd340i Antec 620 Kuler 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Professional OEM DIY Dell ST2421L Logitech K350 Wave Coolermaster 1000 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Antec 902 V3 Logitech Performance MX Underneath the Mouse SB X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Pro 
Audio
Logitech Z540 5.1 Speaker set 
  hide details  
Reply
post #27 of 96
My storage hdd says BAD, should I/can I still do this even though it's not my os drive? (there's no os on it, just some games). Would it help?
Aura
(16 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 [1.6Ghz] Exynos 4 Quad (4412) ARM Mali-400 MP4 [400Mhz] 2GB 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
16GB on board storage Android 4.1.1 Stock Jelly Bean 5.55" 1280x720 HD Super AMOLED 3,100 mAh Battery 
  hide details  
Reply
Aura
(16 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 [1.6Ghz] Exynos 4 Quad (4412) ARM Mali-400 MP4 [400Mhz] 2GB 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
16GB on board storage Android 4.1.1 Stock Jelly Bean 5.55" 1280x720 HD Super AMOLED 3,100 mAh Battery 
  hide details  
Reply
post #28 of 96
What happened to the video?
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sean Webster View Post

Both, thus the title "How to: Properly re-align your SSD/HDD partitions" thumb.gif
The user was probably confused because your guide's terminology is inconsistent with your title; you sometimes only mention "SSD" and not "HDD".
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sean Webster 
Look for your SSD and find the "Partition Starting Offset".
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sean Webster 
This can improve read and write speeds drastically as well as extend the life of your SSD.
I think you should just replace those terms with "drive" since they're both technically drives.
post #29 of 96
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by auraofjason View Post

My storage hdd says BAD, should I/can I still do this even though it's not my os drive? (there's no os on it, just some games). Would it help?
Probably won't matter much. However, i would just, backup, format the drive, and delete all the partitions and make a new partition on the drive.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bitech View Post

What happened to the video?
YouTube terminated my account apparently for spam, however I have no idea what the heck the spam was lol.

But anyways, for some reason I did not have a final copy of this how to video, I deleted it by accident or something and I can not re-upload it till I remake it. So...It may be a little (few weeks to months, whenever I have the time) till it is re-uploaded. frown.gif
Quote:
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sean Webster View Post

Both, thus the title "How to: Properly re-align your SSD/HDD partitions" thumb.gif
The user was probably confused because your guide's terminology is inconsistent with your title; you sometimes only mention "SSD" and not "HDD".
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sean Webster 
Look for your SSD and find the "Partition Starting Offset".
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sean Webster 
This can improve read and write speeds drastically as well as extend the life of your SSD.
I think you should just replace those terms with "drive" since they're both technically drives.

I'll adjust it. thumb.gif
Terrorbyte V2
(17 items)
 
Sean's Sandy!
(11 items)
 
CPUCPUMotherboardGraphics
Intel Xeon L5520 Intel Xeon L5520 Dell  ASPEED 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Nanya 72GB 1066MHz ECC Registered Kingston V300 SanDisk Extreme II WD Red 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samung Spinpoint F4 Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 Samsung Spinpoint F3  Seagate 7200.12 
OSPowerCaseOther
Windows Server 2012 Datacenter Dell C1100 PSU and Corsair 650TX  Dell C1100 Chassis and Norco RPC 4224 LSI 9261-8i 
Other
Intel RES2CV240 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-2600K Asus P8Z68-V MSI GTX 660 Ti PE OC G.Skill Ares 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Plextor M5 Pro WD Blue WD10EZEX  Thermalright Silver Arrow Microsoft Windows 7 Pro 
PowerCaseAudio
Corsair TX650 Corsair 650D Asus Xonar DX 
  hide details  
Reply
Terrorbyte V2
(17 items)
 
Sean's Sandy!
(11 items)
 
CPUCPUMotherboardGraphics
Intel Xeon L5520 Intel Xeon L5520 Dell  ASPEED 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Nanya 72GB 1066MHz ECC Registered Kingston V300 SanDisk Extreme II WD Red 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samung Spinpoint F4 Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 Samsung Spinpoint F3  Seagate 7200.12 
OSPowerCaseOther
Windows Server 2012 Datacenter Dell C1100 PSU and Corsair 650TX  Dell C1100 Chassis and Norco RPC 4224 LSI 9261-8i 
Other
Intel RES2CV240 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-2600K Asus P8Z68-V MSI GTX 660 Ti PE OC G.Skill Ares 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Plextor M5 Pro WD Blue WD10EZEX  Thermalright Silver Arrow Microsoft Windows 7 Pro 
PowerCaseAudio
Corsair TX650 Corsair 650D Asus Xonar DX 
  hide details  
Reply
post #30 of 96
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sean Webster View Post

YouTube terminated my account apparently for spam, however I have no idea what the heck the spam was lol.
But anyways, for some reason I did not have a final copy of this how to video, I deleted it by accident or something and I can not re-upload it till I remake it. So...It may be a little (few weeks to months, whenever I have the time) till it is re-uploaded. frown.gif

Well that sucks, seems like you put a lot of work into that video. But hey, since you're remaking it, it will be really up to date with better SSD technology in the near future!

And you forgot to edit the second part with only SSD, unless the alignment only affects the SSD's life.
Edited by Bitech - 7/29/12 at 12:48am
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Hard Drives & Storage
Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Hard Drives & Storage › How to: Properly re-align your SSD/HDD partitions