I cloned a non Advanced Format drive (W7 64bit) to a new hard drive (Seagate) that was AF, the software I used supposedly does not support 4k very well (Todo Backup Free 3.5).
Is there a Windows utility to check alignment? I know of the Western Digital tool but not sure if it works on Seagate brand drives.
If the partitions are not aligned, Am I better to clean install W7 64bit or do the partition alignment procedure? If so, Why?
It seems to be running fine so far. From what I have read Seagate drives use "Smart Align" technology to help with misaligned partitions on the fly, might explain why it runs well for me, but would still like to have the partitions aligned properly.
EDIT: Here is the diskpart output for my disk partitions
DISKPART> list partition Partition ### Type Size Offset ------------- ---------------- ------- ------- Partition 1 Primary 188 MB 31 KB Partition 2 Primary 698 GB 188 MB