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pgrepin

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Hi

 

I read in the threat Windows 7 Tips and Tweaks

 

"My alignment calculation came to 256 so I'm good with that. But beware of cloning and disk imaging with SSDs. I have heard that cloning from a HDD or restoring an image can lead to mis-alignment"

 

What is alignment & mis-alignment and how can i check this.

 

Thanks

 

Philippe

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I would suggest using Accronis to make an image of the drive (if you are using Windows) then use Parted magic to Wipe the drive under tools select Erase Disk and Secure Erase and then, install the drive on the system you will be using it as a second HDD and format it with the QUICK Option Only and 4k Allocation then test it with Atto again to be sure its running properly then delete the partition and image the drive back to its original image and you are done, that should restore the performance.
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