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You can download Ubuntu and install it to a USB using this program: http://www.pendrivelinux.com/universal-usb-installer-easy-as-1-2-3/

Thanks - the only problem is I don't have a spare HDD to install it on :/ I don't think it will let me install anything on Ubuntu while it's running in USB mode.
Unless I can install Ubuntu and Part Magic onto the SSD that I'm trying to realign?

The Ubuntu "Live" mode has GParted on it, what is used in the video that Sean linked you to.
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You can download Ubuntu and install it to a USB using this program: http://www.pendrivelinux.com/universal-usb-installer-easy-as-1-2-3/

Thanks - the only problem is I don't have a spare HDD to install it on :/ I don't think it will let me install anything on Ubuntu while it's running in USB mode.
Unless I can install Ubuntu and Part Magic onto the SSD that I'm trying to realign?

The Ubuntu "Live" mode has GParted on it, what is used in the video that Sean linked you to.

Thanks - I downloaded the Windows Installer on Ubuntu.com http://www.ubuntu.com/download/ubuntu/windows-installer
and it let me pick the USB drive to install it on. I'll reboot into that and see if I can get it working.
    
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You can download Ubuntu and install it to a USB using this program: http://www.pendrivelinux.com/universal-usb-installer-easy-as-1-2-3/

Thanks - the only problem is I don't have a spare HDD to install it on :/ I don't think it will let me install anything on Ubuntu while it's running in USB mode.
Unless I can install Ubuntu and Part Magic onto the SSD that I'm trying to realign?

The Ubuntu "Live" mode has GParted on it, what is used in the video that Sean linked you to.

Thanks - I downloaded the Windows Installer on Ubuntu.com http://www.ubuntu.com/download/ubuntu/windows-installer
and it let me pick the USB drive to install it on. I'll reboot into that and see if I can get it working.

I don't think that's going to work, and I apologize that I didn't expand a bit. [DOWNLOAD] the Ubuntu ISO, use the program I previously linked you to, and it should be self explanatory from there. Boot from USB, follow video guide.
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OK I shall give that a shot, thanks.
Crap - after using the Ubuntu windows installer I now when I boot up I see "Ubuntu" as a new option in my boot menu, even after selecting my USB flash drive as the installation media. Any idea how to remove? Keep in mind I do not have my Windows 7 repair disc at hand...
    
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Bah - have been looking at this for the past few hours in order to get my SSD alignment fixed and it's turning into an epic fail for me. I have tried all of the Ubuntu installers now, nothing seems to work from USB. I have tried Virtual Box to see if that works using Ubuntu and GPart together but it doesn't pick up the SSD. I think I am forced to use HDD to install Ubuntu on. Really wish Windows 7 or Mac had a program for this instead of being forced to use Linux as it would make my life a whole lot easier. tongue.gif
    
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OK, phew - I managed to get it working this time by booting from the USB I installed Ubuntu onto. Luckily I can also run GPart from Ubuntu while "testing" it on the USB flash drive.

I am not seeing these same 3 segmented spaces when I load up GPart for the first time however, and mine is just one partition...
My SSD is also not 20GB. Should I be following this video guide exactly or does it change for me at all?
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OK, sorry for the bad picture but I think I figured it out now. Was just looking for the 4MB unallocated space at the beginning of the drive, correct?

elO1k.jpg

Now when I go into AS SSD Benchmark it shows the green text "4096K - OK"! I also managed to update the firmware to 000F using the manual USB drive method. Nice!

1) Should I be doing this alignment to my mechanical HDDs too or will I only notice big improvements on my SSDs?
2) I will be installing OSX 10.7.3 on this newly aligned SSD. (Forgot to mention that) I will most likely need to use Disk Utility to format and partition the drive to GUID for it anyways. Will I lose all my hard work with alignment by doing so? If that's the case, will I still be able to align my HFS+ Journaled drive somehow?

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OK, sorry for the bad picture but I think I figured it out now. Was just looking for the 4MB unallocated space at the beginning of the drive, correct?

elO1k.jpg

Now when I go into AS SSD Benchmark it shows the green text "4096K - OK"! I also managed to update the firmware to 000F using the manual USB drive method. Nice!

1) Should I be doing this alignment to my mechanical HDDs too or will I only notice big improvements on my SSDs?
2) I will be installing OSX 10.7.3 on this newly aligned SSD. (Forgot to mention that) I will most likely need to use Disk Utility to format and partition the drive to GUID for it anyways. Will I lose all my hard work with alignment by doing so? If that's the case, will I still be able to align my HFS+ Journaled drive somehow?

Thanks!

Did you actually install ubuntu? You realize that you were only supposed to run the Linux distro in a live mode, aka not install anything and have it run form the RAM....lol

HDDs should be aligned too, but not as big of a deal as SSDs. If you can simply deleting all the partitions and reformatting the drive after will do if the HDD is used for storage.

If you are going to reformat the SSD yes what you just did was a complete waste. lol
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