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burn the iso with the windows tool, rightclick the iso and click burn with Windows Disk Image Burner.
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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 ?
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may be a dumb question but is this method also used for secondary drives, or just the os drive?
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Does anyone know if there is a tool like this for OSX?
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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.
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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.

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

ROTFLMAO!!!
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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?
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What happened to the video?
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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".
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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.
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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.
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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
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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
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