Along with the popularity of 4KB sector hard drive, many users have replaced the old hard drive with it. But in the process of using 4K hard drive, it may take place that data read-write speed is low. That is because the 4KB sector in hard rive is not corresponding to 4KB cluster of file system. When the file system reads and writes data in a cluster, it has to operate on two sectors, thus reducing data read-write efficiency. Then how to solve the problem? Different users may have different answers. And the best solution is to align partition without data loss. And the free partition magic MiniTool Partition Wizard can align partition quickly and safely.
Why use MiniTool Partition Wizard to align partition?
Some users who are familiar with partition alignment may know that Windows Vista SP1 and its later edition and Windows 7 are in support of relatively complete management to 4KB sector. When encountering the problem that 4KB sector is not corresponding to 4KB cluster, we can use Windows disk management tool to reformat partition and then align partition. But this operation will make all partition data lost. If there are many important data stored in the partition or the operating system being used is lower than Windows Vista SP1, for example Windows Server 2003 or Windows XP, Windows built-in disk management tool will fail us. However, at this time, we don't need to worry. The free partition magic MiniTool Partition Wizard can save the day. It can help us align partition without data loss, the best choice for Windows partition alignment.
How to align partition without data loss by using MiniTool Partition Wizard?
MiniTool Partition Wizard is free partition magic of powerful and comprehensive functions. We can visit the official website https://www.partitionwizard.com/ to download it. After installation, we can use it to align partition without data loss. Detailed procedures are following.
1. Launch MiniTool Partition Wizard.
2. Select the partition that we'll align in the main interface.
3. Right click mouse and then select "Align Partition" in the popping up menu.
4. Click "Apply" to finish the operation.
If data read-write efficiency is reduced because of the adoption of 4K hard drive, please use MiniTool Partition Wizard to align partition without data loss to solve the problem. Please visit its official website to download the free partition magic.