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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!
Wel, it will be very similar to the first one as I beleieve I still have all the videos and audio I used to make the first video, I just need to recompile and edit everything again.
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And you forgot to edit the second part with only SSD, unless the alignment only affects the SSD's life.
Bad alignment can only hurt a SSD's NAND, it won't do anything to a HDD except possibly slow it down if it is a 4k drive.
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this is my ssd. sata 2 setup.

very slow
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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.
Hmm, so I just found out in the Msinfo32.exe "Partition Starting Offset", my number is divisible by 4096, and also an Acronis alignment tool says my partition is aligned properly. AS SSD still says my partition is "104423 K - BAD" though. I guess AS SSD is just reading it wrong and I shouldn't worry about it?
Thanks for the help by the way.
Edited by auraofjason - 7/29/12 at 10:22am
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this is my ssd. sata 2 setup.

very slow
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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.
Hmm, so I just found out in the Msinfo32.exe "Partition Starting Offset", my number is divisible by 4096, and also an Acronis alignment tool says my partition is aligned properly. AS SSD still says my partition is "104423 K - BAD" though. I guess AS SSD is just reading it wrong and I shouldn't worry about it?
Thanks for the help by the way.
I'd go by AS SSD personally. Up to you. If you are using a SSD then I would realign, if it is a HDD then I wouldn't bother.
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After I did this step: "Shrink the main data partition. Right click the partition > drag slider to shrink the partition > align to none > Resize/move > apply" I get an error that says Check and repair file system (ntfs) on /dev/sda1and I try to check it but, I keep getting an error.

"Failed to load runlist for $MFT/$DATA.
highest_vcn = 0xd1, last_vcn - 1 = 0x16f3f
Failed to load $MFT: Input/output error
Failed to mount '/dev/sda1': Input/output error
NTFS is either inconsistent, or there is a hardware fault, or it's a
SoftRAID/FakeRAID hardware. In the first case run chkdsk /f on Windows
then reboot into Windows twice. The usage of the /f parameter is very
important! If the device is a SoftRAID/FakeRAID then first activate
it and mount a different device under the /dev/mapper/ directory, (e.g.
/dev/mapper/nvidia_eahaabcc1). Please see the 'dmraid' documentation
for more details."

Help

Edit:Now, I tried to reboot. And now, I'm just stuck on my BIOS with my motherboard lighting up this bright red light that says "boot"

Edit 2:I unplugged my SSD and it doesnt hang on BIOS, but when it does, it hangs.

Edit 3: And the SSD is dead.
Edited by gtsteviiee - 8/15/12 at 5:51pm
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hi sean,

i follow the guide to check whether my ssd is align or not.
i using intel 330 ssd 120 gb and install a window 7 64bit.

the first method is divide the number and it came out have decimal.
second method i try is download and test with the software and it have "bad" wording.
third method i download intel align tool from intel and check and it show me all disk is align including hdd.

so which one i should believe?

thanks for your help!
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hi sean,

i follow the guide to check whether my ssd is align or not.
i using intel 330 ssd 120 gb and install a window 7 64bit.

the first method is divide the number and it came out have decimal.
second method i try is download and test with the software and it have "bad" wording.
third method i download intel align tool from intel and check and it show me all disk is align including hdd.

so which one i should believe?

thanks for your help!
Post a screenshot of AS SSD.
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I haven't done this yet (I'll do it in the morning) but I have a few questions. Parted Magic will self-boot once burned to a CD right? Doesn't need Linux?
And what's a good size for a system reserved partition?
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I haven't done this yet (I'll do it in the morning) but I have a few questions. Parted Magic will self-boot once burned to a CD right? Doesn't need Linux?
Yea, it is its own Linux live CD variant. Just burn the iso and boot off of it.
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And what's a good size for a system reserved partition?
100MB
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Oh thanks! Ive been wondering if i had somehow b0rked the alignment when installing windows on my pyro, and now i know that i havent.

And the results after running the benchmark:


Is this a bit slow for an SSD or what?
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