SSD and partition tool

  1.    25 Aug 2016 #1

    SSD and partition tool

    I have a notebook with a Samsung 850 Evo SSD. I want to reduce partition where Windows 10 is installed and I see that in Control Panel there is a tool for managing partition. I wonder if this tool takes in consideration 4096 bytes alignment recommended for SSD. Thanks!
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  2.    26 Aug 2016 #2

    I recommend the free MiniTool Partition Wizard for managing partitions.
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  3.    10 Sep 2016 #3

    The built-in tool has some limitations when managing partitions. Apart from MiniTool, AOMEI also completely supports SSD 4k alignment.
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       10 Sep 2016 #4

    You can check whether the hard disk is 4k aligned or not.
    Copy and paste the following into a command prompt:
    wmic partition get Name, StartingOffset
    This will list all partitions in bytes. Divide those by 4096, if the result is multiple of 4096, it means your partition are aligned.
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    And yes Windows built in Disk Management takes into consideration SSD alignment. Windows has been SSD aware since Windows 7
    No need for extra 3rd party tools.
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