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Intel Data Migration SW (Acronis): does not know what partition alignment to use?!

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


Bytes/Sector 512


Media Loaded Yes


Media Type Fixed hard disk


Partitions 1


SCSI Bus 1


SCSI Logical Unit 0


SCSI Port 1


SCSI Target ID 1


Sectors/Track 63


Size 111.79 GB (120,031,511,040 bytes)


Total Cylinders 14,593


Total Sectors 234,436,545


Total Tracks 3,721,215


Tracks/Cylinder 255


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?

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