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Thu Dec 06, 2012 1:22 am
I have a Dell Studio 1537 laptop. Replaced the 300GB spinner HDD with a 256GB SSD. Then installed Windows 8 Pro. Verified that the partition alignment in the SSD is correct.
Now I want to partition the SSD to have about 75 GB for the system and programs, with the balance for data. How can I use Boot It NG to create the second partition so that partition alignment for the data will be correct?
Thu Dec 06, 2012 1:49 am
Once the new partition is created, use Win 8 to format it.
Thu Dec 06, 2012 2:51 am
> Once the new partition is created, use Win 8 to format it.
That sounds too easy!
Thanks much and I'll give it a try.
Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:25 am
It isn't. Both the Win 7 and Win 8 format commands automatically align. Sure I heard it from TBU. This http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library ... 85%29.aspx
seems to support that.
Thu Dec 06, 2012 2:20 pm
> How can I use Boot It NG to create
> the second partition so that partition alignment for the data will be
Make sure you select the Align 2048 setting in BING.
Thu Dec 06, 2012 2:31 pm
AIUI, the Win 7 and Win 8 format commands automatically align the partitions and changing the setting in BING should not be necessary, unless BING will *undo* any alignment in subsequent partition actions. Somehow, I don't think TBU would let that happen. Please let me now if I have got the wrong end of the stick.
With kind regards
Thu Dec 06, 2012 2:42 pm
As far as I understand, formatting has nothing to do with partition alignment. The partition needs to commence on a 2048 sector boundary.
Thu Dec 06, 2012 3:27 pm
Brian K wrote:
> As far as I understand, formatting has nothing to do with partition
> alignment. The partition needs to commence on a 2048 sector boundary.
It may not be the formatting, but the partition creation tools in Win 7 SP1 and Win 8 support the alignment. I may be mistaken about the formatting issue.
Thu Dec 06, 2012 4:18 pm
That's correct. Partitions created by Vista (onwards) diskpart (Disk Management) are 2048 sector aligned.
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