Would there be any issue if I partition my SSD?

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  1. ratchet

    ratchet Registered Member

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    It is the only drive in the PC (64bit W7) I built. I noticed that Giveaway of the day is offering Easeus Partition Master Pro today which kind of spawned the question. I would use it to store an image(s). I'd still keep some on an external HD but one on a partition would be convenient. I have a laptop with Easeus that I configured years ago like that. Of course I could partition it with Windows too. Anyway, any issues? Thank you!
     
  2. Brian K

    Brian K Imaging Specialist

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    ratchet,

    Make sure the partitions are 2048 sector aligned. I have 12 primary partitions on my SSD.
     
  3. philby

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    Hi Brian - can I just ask why specifically 2048? My SSDs are all offset 1024.

    Thanks

    philby
     
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    philby,

    Is 1024 the sector offset from the start of the HD? How many partitions do you have? How did you create the partitions?
     
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    The 1024 is from start of disk...I think!
    Partitions are as below, created via DiskPart from (Macrium) WinPE disk.
    Thanks for responding...
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  6. Brian K

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    philby,

    A typical Diskpart command is....

    create partition primary align=1024

    .... but the 1024 refers to KB and as a sector is 512 bytes then 1024 KB is 2048 sectors. Otherwise called MB alignment.

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929491

    The main purpose of aligning a partition is to align the clusters for maximum performance. For example, say a partition offset is 25303040 then that partition is 2048 sector aligned (25303040/2048 = an integer).
     
  7. philby

    philby Registered Member

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    Right, you've straightened me out Brian! I should have read your original line more closely:

    Make sure the partitions are 2048 sector aligned. I have 12 primary partitions on my SSD.

    Thank you!

    philby
     
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