Community
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
idata
Community Manager
1,646 Views

Proper ssd alignment for 330 series

Hi! I used the intel migration tool to clone windows 7 to my 330 disk. I used msinfo32 to check the sector alignment and it gave me the value 512. Is this correct?

0 Kudos
4 Replies
UHans
New Contributor II
63 Views

You can run the command:

wmic partition get BlockSize, StartingOffset, Name, Index

...and look at the last column labeled "StartingOffset". On a Windows Vista/7 installation, it will normally be 1048576 which is fine for SSDs. Integer multiples of that number are also fine. What you don't want is a number like 32256 which is the default offset for Windows XP and earlier.

idata
Community Manager
63 Views

Thank you! I got 1048576

UHans
New Contributor II
63 Views

You can also just download and run the AS SSD Benchmark program (http://www.alex-is.de/PHP/fusion/downloads.php Alex Intelligent Software - Downloads) which will tell you in green or red letters if a drive's particular partition offset number is OK or not.

Don't be alarmed by a large offset number. The actual system partition of an Windows 7 OS drive will often be offset further by a 100MB recovery partition resulting in a number of 105906176 (aka 103424 K) which is still good because it is dividable by 1048576

idata
Community Manager
63 Views

The AS SSD shows 1024k in the green so everything seems to be fine

Reply