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So I was doing some benchmarking on my ssd yesterday with AS SSD, everything checked out as expected with it.

I did however notice while checking my other 2 drives, both of which are HDD's, that one of them is mis-aligned according to the software.

The mis-aligned drive is used purely as a windows 7 backup drive. It stores my system images of my C drive and the media of my D drive. These backups are done automatically on a weekly schedule.

Now I know having a mis-aligned C drive would obviously be an issue, but is a mis-aligned backup drive a big issue? If so, what should I do to correct it?
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Originally Posted by MikeTen587 View Post

So I was doing some benchmarking on my ssd yesterday with AS SSD, everything checked out as expected with it.

I did however notice while checking my other 2 drives, both of which are HDD's, that one of them is mis-aligned according to the software.

The mis-aligned drive is used purely as a windows 7 backup drive. It stores my system images of my C drive and the media of my D drive. These backups are done automatically on a weekly schedule.

Now I know having a mis-aligned C drive would obviously be an issue, but is a mis-aligned backup drive a big issue? If so, what should I do to correct it?
I would just delete all the partitions and then reformat it. It will be aligned after that. All tho I have multiple backup drives and can wipe any at any time and restore the data quickly.
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The drive isn't partitioned at all. Would a reformat from the disk management utility work?
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The drive isn't partitioned at all. Would a reformat from the disk management utility work?
Format however you like.
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