I recently purchased Intel 320 Series 120GB SSD.
I used provided by Intel Data Migration SW (Acronis) to clone my current Windows 7 boot drive to SSD.
Everything seemed to go well. I can boot and work from this new SSD.
But when I go and check partition alignment I see very strange numbers (as if Data Migration software did not know that target drive is SSD).
Partition alignment is 31KB !!!
here is the info reported by msinfo32 -> Components -> Storage -> Disks:
Description Disk drive
Manufacturer (Standard disk drives)
Model INTEL SSDSA2CW120G3 ATA Device
Media Loaded Yes
Media Type Fixed hard disk
SCSI Bus 1
SCSI Logical Unit 0
SCSI Port 1
SCSI Target ID 1
Size 111.79 GB (120,031,511,040 bytes)
Total Cylinders 14,593
Total Sectors 234,436,545
Total Tracks 3,721,215
Partition Disk # 3, Partition # 0
Partition Size 111.79 GB (120,031,478,784 bytes)
Partition Starting Offset 32,256 bytes
Why Data Migration software used an Offset incompatible with SSDs?
And is there a way to fix that?