Software to move and align partition for SSD?

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by valnar, May 26, 2010.

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  1. valnar

    valnar Registered Member

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    I have an installation of WinXP on a laptop HDD and want to replace it with an SSD. Is there software or a backup program which can re-align the partition to the proper 2K boundary?
     
  2. pandlouk

    pandlouk Registered Member

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    Image for windows can do it easily.

    Panagiotis
     
  3. valnar

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    Cool, I own IFW/IFL. What options do I use to back up from the HDD and restore to an SSD aligned properly? This laptop has two partitions.
     
  4. pandlouk

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    You should enable the option "Align at 2KiB".

    Panagiotis
     
  5. newbino

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    ShadowProtect has an option to edit the partition settings before creating it and I have used it when reinstalling the image of my OS to my SSD
     
  6. valnar

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    Turns out I actually need it at the 4096 byte boundary, which IFL does not do automatically.
     
  7. pandlouk

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    Use diskpart to create the partitions http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc766465(WS.10).aspx (look at the "Create Partition Primary" Command)

    and after that use IFW to restore the images.

    Panagiotis
     
  8. silver0066

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    Will this work on Windows 7 64bit in a RAID array with just one partition on the system drive?
     
  9. pandlouk

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    Of course.

    Panagiotis
     
  10. silver0066

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    Thanks for the info. I ended up using Diskpart and restored with ShadowProtect which I already have.

    Silver
     
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    Nice! Of course, after I do it the hard way.
     
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