After users clone a disk/partition to SSD or operate partitions on SSD (like resize partition and move partition) frequently, it is very necessary to align partition(s). That is because all these operations may make partitions on SSD misaligned, thus influencing computer performance, including data read-write speed, Windows running speed, and startup speed. Well, how to check whether partitions are aligned as well as how to align SSD partition?
Verifying whether partition is aligned
Before aligning SSD partition, we should firstly check whether it has bee aligned. If it is not aligned, we can select suitable way to align partition. But how to check SSD partition state?
Click "Start" menu. Then click "Run" and enter msinfo32. Then a window showing system information will pop up. Then select Components ->Storage-> Disk. All disk information will be shown. Find the SSD to be checked and check whether partition starting offset is integer multiples of 4096. 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 when we are going to align SSD partition. And using MiniTool Partition Wizard is such a solution. It can help us align SSD partition with ease. After installing this free partition manager, launch it and we'll see the following main interface.
We can see from the above interface that MiniTool Partition Wizard is a multifunctional partition manager, able to finish almost all common partition management operations, including aligning SSD partition. We just need to select the partition that will be aligned and then click "Align Partition". Then click "Apply" to perform the operations and aligning SSD partition will be finished easily.
Now users would know how to align a SSD partition. Well then, how to align all partitions in one go when there are multiple partitions to align? For detailed steps, please see Align All Partitions. Try using the free partition manager MiniTool Partition Wizard to do such alignment when your SSD performance is influenced.