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Hmm, my Partitioning Starting Offset for my Crucial M4 128GB is 1,048,576 bytes which is 256 when divided by 4096, yer AS SSD shows 1024K-OK
I also used Disk Part in CMD and checked the Partition, offset shows 1024k
Which is correct?

Thanks
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it is a 1MB offset, like it explicitly says in the OP, if AS SSD says "-OK" your partition is aligned.
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I fixed my own OS alignment problem with a clean (re)installation of my OS to a new SSD, a Vertex 3. Then I thought I formatted the old SSD, a C300. It is now what I call a Fast File Disk. It still has a misalignment.

 

I backed up the data. I downloaded EaseUS. I shall now embark on attempting to extirpate the misalignment. We'll see.

 

Edit:

 

Deleting the partition in EaseUS had no effect. Ditto the whole volume. So I went into Windows' Computer Management. Forced a reformat of the partition. The disk is still mis-aligned. Now I'll look to see if I have to dismount the SSD before I delete the partition. I''m thinking the non-assigned space is being held by the SSD's controller.

 

Edit:

 

I never got EaseUs to do anything for me. But under Windows Computer Management I deleted the volume. The I created a volume and formatted it. Now:

 

 

It may be a tad slower than before, but it's not misaligned any more. And I gained 100MB. So the world is at peace.


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I fixed my own OS alignment problem with a clean (re)installation of my OS to a new SSD, a Vertex 3. Then I thought I formatted the old SSD, a C300. It is now what I call a Fast File Disk. It still has a misalignment.

I backed up the data. I downloaded EaseUS. I shall now embark on attempting to extirpate the misalignment. We'll see.

Edit:

Deleting the partition in EaseUS had no effect. Ditto the whole volume. So I went into Windows' Computer Management. Forced a reformat of the partition. The disk is still mis-aligned. Now I'll look to see if I have to dismount the SSD before I delete the partition. I''m thinking the non-assigned space is being held by the SSD's controller.

Edit:

I never got EaseUs to do anything for me. But under Windows Computer Management I deleted the volume. The I created a volume and formatted it. Now:




It may be a tad slower than before, but it's not misaligned any more. And I gained 100MB. So the world is at peace.
The easiest way to format it so the partition is aligned properly is to use the diskpart command clean. It wipes all the partitions off the drive. Then do a quick format and it will automatically, in windows vista and up, align the partition offset to 1MB.

Glad you fixed it. Your 4k write speeds should be a lot better.
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Is there anyway to do this for Windows 8? I tried it and it basically destroyed my install. Repair doesn't work at all

Edit: Redacted that last statement. Realized there was an option to go into cmd prompt and manually force repairs. The primary partition on my SSD also isn't being detected by Windows Trim and optimization options
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Thanks for the concise guide -- really appreciate it!
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I just did a benchmark and i was wondering if my 103424k is OK ? Coz i see alot of ppl posting pictures with only 1024.

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I just did a benchmark and i was wondering if my 103424k is OK ? Coz i see alot of ppl posting pictures with only 1024.

your good
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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 have the opposite issue. Msinfo and diskpart don't match up with what they should, but AS SSD says the alignment is OK. I'll go with AS SSD then.
post #70 of 112
There is an more easy way to re - align your SSD. It's called "Mini Tool Partition Wizard"

MiniTool Partition Wizard is a multifunctional partition manager, able to finish almost all common partition management operations, including aligning SSD partition. You just need to select the partition that must be aligned and then click "Align Partition". Then click "Apply" to perform the operations and aligning SSD partition will be finished easily. It worked perfectly for me.
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