Why need to SSD 4K alignment?
Comparing to the traditional hard drive, SSD has its brilliant advantages, such as higher read and write speed than mechanical hard disk, low-power dissipation, portability and wide temperature range of working environment, etc. Thus SSD is becoming more and more widely used than HDD to improve the performance of partition Assistant. However, the computer performance is decreased after running a period of time. What’s the reason for it?
As we all know that, we need to partition SSD when we got a brand new computer, but during the process, it may cause something not proper, such as unreasonable number of partitions, partitions are not align, etc. And it is also well known to us that SSD adopt the smallest 4K sector in file system to save data. But in fact, the 4K allocation units are not always aligned in SSD. Therefore, it will lead bad performance of SSD. And if the 4K sector is not aligned, even for the small amount of data occupies two 4K sectors to store, which lead reading writing data across multiple sector. It has effect on the performance of computer. Thus we need to find a solution to figure this out. I recommend AOMEI Partition Assistant to do this.
How to choose a partition manager?
AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional is recommended here because it completely supports hard disk with 4096 bytes sector size. Take SSD 4K alignment into consideration, AOMEI Partition Assistant can achieve this goal easily and safely. It provides align partition function to achieve SSD alignment, and here is the article about how to align partition.
AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional supports Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP. What’s more, you can the feature Windows To Go Creator to install Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows on removable USB flash drive to realize BYOD easily.