People always like to use SSD as their bootable drive to ensure the performance of their computer operation system. But after using a period of time, people found the performance of OS declines. Why does this phenomenon appear and how to deal with it?
Almost modern solid state drives, with 4k size parallel to 4k sectors, have a 4096 bytes or larger internal memory page size. Sometimes the partition created will be misaligned after users copy or transfer OS from HDD to SSD. SSD storage device has to read data across 4k sectors while the partition is misaligned. In this situation, the time of read-write operation will spend multiple twice. As a consequence, the system performance will be decreased. If users intend to upgrade the performance of OS, they need some help of SSD alignment tool. In free AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard Edition, it can improve the SSD performance by realign partition. Download it to experience.
How to realign SSD partition with Partition Assistant?
There exists the symptom, after users copying their OS partition to SSD as the boot drive, the partition turns out to be improper aligned. Thus the read-write speed will decrease due to the misalignment of SSD partition. In order to improve the performance of SSD partition, you need to realign partition. Below is the step by step tutorial of realign partition with SSD alignment tool:
Step 1: Select the partition, right click and select "Advanced" - "Partition Alignment".
Step 2: In the pop-up window, you can set partition alignment in the pull down list to the default sector. Then click "OK".
Step 3: You can preview the operations in the main interface. Don’t forget to click "Apply" to make sure all the changes.
Tips: In order to avoid the improper operation causing damage to data, please backup data first. Free AOMEI Backupper is one of the choices.
The operation of partition alignment with the help of AOMEI Partition Assistant not only support in SSD, but the hard drive. During the alignment partition process, users also can resize partition or move partition.