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Is my SSD disk aligned to 4k sectors and if not how do I fix it? [duplicate]

As per another post here on SU, I'm trying optimise performance of a USB 3.0 attached SSD drive. I've been told that aligning to 4k boundaries should improve performance(?). So how can I check that ...
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Win7/Server2008: Automatic differences SSD/HDD installation

It is said that a new installed Win7/2008 has "some" settings different if it was installed on a SSD than they would be on a HDD. Do someone have a reliable statement on what exactly is different? I ...
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Why should I align SSD with offset of 128 sector when sectors per track is 63?

For using an Windows XP with SSD, it is recommended that you align your partitions manually (or use eg. 7 for partitioning). Background It is explained that XP by its default alignment needs to use ...
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Correct misaligned encrypted partitions

I have encrypted my SSD with dm-crypt/LUKS to install an Archlinux in an LVM container. Here's a graph of the structure (it's in French but should be understandable): Now I realised I should have ...
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Is alignment to erase block size needed for modern SSD's?

I now this topic has been somewhat discussed before but I haven't managed to get a clear picture. I’m trying to figure out whether partition alignment to erase block size is necessary with recent-ish ...
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Low performance on a Vertex 3 SSD

I have a new vertex 3 drive. I did a fresh install Win7 Ultimate x64, installed all the drivers, optimized the services for the SSD, and still it has 400mb/s read, 80mb/s write (using CrystalDisk ...
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Is my OCZ SSD aligned correctly?

I have an OCZ Agility 2 SSD with 40 GB of space. I use it as a system drive in Debian Linux ("Squeeze") and in my opinion it's really fast. I've read a lot on aligning partitions and file systems, and ...
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do SSDs still require alignment?

Finally I decided to move from HDD to SSD. I'm waiting for the third generation of Intel SSDs G3 to become available to purchase one. In the meantime I'm reading articles, user reviews etc and I see ...
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What does it mean when people talk about “misaligned” hard drives?

I have been reading about people talking about "misaligned" hard drives, and how they are trying to alight them again. Can someone explain what this concept is all about and why are people worrying ...
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My new Intel X25-M G2 and the alignment thingy

I just bought a new SSD for my laptop, which is going to be a server running ArchLinux with grub2, GPT and btrfs. My layout should look like this: (grub-partition?) /boot ext2 75MB / btrfs ...