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System Partition Align

  • SSD, compared with traditional hard drive, improves greatly in data transferring speed, so many computer users have adopted SSD as system hard drive to promote computer's operating efficiency. But not everything is satisfying. When SSD is installed to Windows XP, the performance of SSD is not as good as expected. Why? That is because the system partition of SSD is not aligned. When SSD partition is partitioned, the operation is not started from the starting head of SSD. Instead, there is a deviant. For example, when SSD is partitioned in Windows XP, a partition always starts in the middle of a page (page is the smallest unit for data read-write in SSD). And the smallest unit allocation unit of NTFS is also 4KB. Every time a 4KB data is exchanged in system partition, the operations will carry on in two pages. Therefore, it hugely reduces data exchange efficiency and the operating speed of computers. If we want to improve operating efficiency of Windows XP by using SSD, system partition alignment is necessary.

    The way to align system partition without data loss
    Speaking of aligning partition, many users will feel annoyed. How can we align system partition since we are not familiar with professional computer knowledge? Modifying configuration files? Using complicated command code? These notoriously difficult operations are hard to finish for the vast majority of ordinary users. And in the process, any careless operation may make important system files damaged. However, another simple method for system partition alignment is recommended to all users, because it will not influence system partition files. That is to use the partition manager MiniTool Partition Wizard to align partition.

    MiniTool Partition Wizard, a powerful partition manager to align system partition
    MiniTool Partition Wizard has features of simple operations and powerful functions and security and reliability. Several built-in data protecting functions can ensure us to use it to manage system partition trustingly, so we don't have to worry that important system files are damaged. Therefore, MiniTool Partition Wizard is the best choice for us to finish aligning system partition.

    Before aligning system partition, please visit https://www.partitionwizard.com/ to download MiniTool Partition Wizard. Then install and launch it. We'll see its main interface, as follows.

    In the main interface, we need to select system partition and then click "Align Partition" function. Then click "Apply" to perform pending operation, finishing aligning system partition easily.

    Are you annoyed by the low performance of SSD when you want to use SSD to improve the operating efficiency of operating system? If you are, please use MiniTool Partition Wizard to align system partition.