Why need to align SSD partition?
With the widely use of SSD on the computer, you may have use it instead of traditional hard disk. However, you might be confused by the improper performance of during the process of using SSD. That’s because partition is not aligned when SSD partitioned. It is well known to us that SSD adopt the smallest 4K sector in file system to save data. In fact, the smallest 4K allocation units are not always aligned with the 4K pages in SSD, which can affect on the performance of SSD. Thus how to solve this problem? You may say: to align SSD partition.
If 4K sector is not aligned, even for the small amount of data, it will occupy two 4K sectors which cause to read and write across the sectors. Thus it also can decrease the speed of read and write. And concerning to the limitation of SSD read and write times and unaligned 4K sector, frequently read and write could lead not only property reduction, but shorten the service time.
How to align SSD partition easily and safely?
Concerning to many users are not quite familiar with professional computer knowledge, an easy and safe way is preferable while align SSD partition. AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional is reliable and powerful solution for partition alignment. Refer to align partition, you can visit Align Partition with Partition Assistant to learn the method in details. The align partition function provided by Partition Assistant supports to align any partition which exists on SSD or HDD, and supports to set partition alignment to optimized sector or other sectors (including 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256, 512, 1024, 2048 and 4096).
Tips: AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional is compatible with Windows 10/8.1/8/7/XP/Vista (32 & 64 bit). If you are using Windows Server system, Partition Assistant Server is quite suitable for you.