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Did a test using AS SSD on the main OS drive after a fresh install :




Pretty good I thought. A few minutes later I decided to test my other drives (SSD Corsair GT & HDD WD Green) until I saw the 'BAD' alignment notice on both of them:






The Corsair SSD was deleted-recreated during the beginning of W7 installation.
It is only used for games.

The WD Green HDD has backup & media files.

Should I worry/do something about it ?

Edit: Above issue is solved, kindly jump to post 5 to assist with the new issue.
Edited by eXXon - 1/27/14 at 4:02am
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Yes. Bad alignment causes bad performance AND unnecessary wear on the NAND.

Copy the data off, delete all partitions and start fresh. Check alignment before copying data back.
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Quote:
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Yes. Bad alignment causes bad performance AND unnecessary wear on the NAND.

Copy the data off, delete all partitions and start fresh. Check alignment before copying data back.

Thanks. Same for the HDD ?
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If it's a 4K "AF" HDD, then yes. Otherwise, it's fine. Though it has much less impact on an HDD when it's not aligned because of how they work.
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post #5 of 11
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Update:

Ok. Fixed the Alignment on the other drives but I think I have issues with the main drive.....

Test results (Fresh OS install with only drivers on it): Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Installed a few games and Apps (160GB free space is left): Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

The Write tests seem way off. (4K 'Write' test took more than 10 minutes to finish)

Some info: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
- It's a Sammy 256GB 840Pro connected to a SATAIII Intel controller.
- AHCI in Bios.
- Disabled 'Super Prefetch' in Services.
- Disabled 'Drive Indexing' in Drive's menu.
- Turned Off 'Page File' & 'Hibernation'

Any advise ?
Edited by eXXon - 1/27/14 at 4:03am
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Give it time to do garbage collection and TRIM. There is a TON of crap written during an OS and software install.

You can speed this along by using Samsung Magicians Optimize feature.
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I've let it sit in Bios for an hour but the same result. (The 4K write test takes around 17 minutes to complete so I'm sure something is not right)

Is there any other free test out there that would show accurate performance/health stats ?
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Quote:
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CrystalDiskMark

Thanks again mate thumb.gif
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Try installing the latest Intel Rapid storage technology driver?
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