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How to align SSD partition free with a professional partition manager if a partition on the SSD is not aligned? This article will show you how to use MiniTool Partition Wizard Free Edition to align SSD partition with ease.

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SSD partition alignment is very necessary especially when users migrate OS to SSD or adjust the size and location of SSD partition. A partition on the SSD not aligned will decrease data read-write speed, which will cause great inconvenience.

Nowadays many users use SSD as their system disk, as SSD computers enjoy fast running speed. In this case, this article will show you how to align SSD partition free with a professional partition manager if a partition on the SSD is not aligned.

Why Do You Need to Align SSD Partitions

Partition alignment is the proper alignment of partitions to the boundaries available in a data storage device.

After users clone a disk to SSD or operate partitions on SSD (like resize or move partition) frequently, it is very necessary to align SSD partition.

That is because all these operations may make partitions on SSD misaligned, thus influencing computer performance, including disk read-write speed, Windows running speed, and startup speed.

SSD alignment can accelerate the reading and writing speed of your SSD. Well, you may wonder: how to check whether partitions are aligned as well as how to align SSD partition?

How to Check if SSD Partition Is Aligned

Before I show you how to align SSD partition, firstly you should check whether SSD partition has been aligned. If it is not aligned, you can follow the steps as below to check if SSD partition is aligned.

Step 1. Click Windows Start menu. Select Run and input msinfo32 then press Enter.

open system information window

Step 2. A window showing system information will pop up. Then select Components ->Storage-> Disk. All disk information will be shown.

find disk

Step 3. Find the SSD partition to be checked and check whether the Partition Starting Offset is integer multiples of 4096.

find Partition Starting Offset

If it is, partitions on the SSD have been aligned.

If it is not, partitions are not aligned. At this time, we can use the free partition manager MiniTool Partition Wizard to finish aligning SSD partition.

How to Align SSD Partition with MiniTool Partition Wizard

Since most of the ordinary users are not acquainted with professional computer knowledge, a simple and safe method is preferable for them.

MiniTool Partition Wizard is a multifunctional partition manager. Apart from SSD alignment, it is also able to finish almost all common partition management operations like create partition, move/resize partition, format partition, copy disk, check file system, convert MBR to GPT disk and so on.

With MiniTool Partition Wizard Free Edition, you can align SSD partition in just a few clicks and it is totally free. Now let’s see detailed steps about how to align SSD partition.

Step1. Download MiniTool Partition Wizard Free Edition by clicking the following button. Install the free partition manager on your computer, launch it and get the main interface.

Free Download

Step 2.Select the SSD partition that you want to align and click Align Partition from the left panel.

align SSD partition

Step 3. The following picture shows that the SSD partition has been aligned, so it doesn’t need to be aligned.

SSD partition has been aligned

Note: If the SSD partition is not aligned, you need to click Apply on the upper left corner after you choose the Align Partition function.

Now users would know how to align a SSD partition. What’s more, when you want to align all partitions in one step when there are multiple partitions to align, you’ better select the disk and choose Align All Partitions function on MiniTool Partition Wizard Free Edition.

align all partitions

If there are some partitions unaligned, as you can see from the following picture, just click OK and then click Apply to allow the pending operations.

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Bottom Line

After learning how to align SSD partition with MiniTool Partition Wizard Free Edition, you can try using the free partition manager MiniTool Partition Wizard to do such alignment when your SSD performance is influenced. Now try it by yourself!

If you have any question about how to align SSD partition with MiniTool Partition Wizard Free Edition, you can leave a message in the following comment zone and we will reply as soon as possible. If you need any help when using MiniTool software, you may contact us via [email protected].

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