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Hello,

 

My first post.

 

I would like to ask you for help on set the correct numbers to alingn a gt 3 60GB.

 

I've read a lot from here and other sites and cannot figure out the righ numbers to a good alingment.

 

My plan is to create 2 mounting points "/" and "/boot" to be used with Linux, otehr mounts will be put on a normal Hd

 

Any help is welcomed

Thanks in advance.

Eduardo

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Use Parted Magic to create the partitions (linux live boot CD). There should be an option called "align to sector" or something along those lines. I suggest 4096 byte allocations, so make sure your partitions are divisible by 4096 to ensure they fall within alignment.
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I'll try Parted Magic THANKS!!!!!

 

Btw, I HAVE THOSE NUMBER FO MY SSD:

60GB;

255 heads;

63 sctors/track;

7297 cylinders;

1 cyl = 1065 x 512 = 8225280 Bytes;

Sector size 512 Bytes

i/o 512

 

That said is 4096 the better?

 

Thanks again!!

Eduardo

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I've just used the Gparted in Parted Magic and did a aling by cylinder. Leaving a

2048 b to the alignment.But I'm not so sure that I've done the right thing so... a lot of question:

 

1) after that the disk shows 1.05 Gb as used?

2) At the end an unallocated space of 2,49MB?

 

Help!!!!!!!!!!

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Diskpart is already installed on your computer and easy to use if you ever need to do another realignment.

 

Run diskpart.exe

 

1 list disk

 

2 select disk x with x being the number given for your ssd

 

3 clean (this destroys all partition/volume data on the disk)

 

4 create partition primary align=1024

 

5 active

 

6 format fs=ntfs quick

 

7 exit

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Diskpart is already installed on your computer and easy to use if you ever need to do another realignment.

 

Run diskpart.exe

 

format fs=ntfs quick

 

7 exit

 

Sorry, But I forget to say I'm Linux user.

So, instead of ntfs--> ext4 --- diskpart-->Gparted.

 

The question is: Gparted offered 2 ways to align - By cylinder or By Mb. I'm not sure about which one to use. Since for cyl the only allow me to begin at 2nd cyl. and for Mb they waste a lot of space before and after the partition.

 

Regards,

Eduardo

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