1.    25 Aug 2016 #1
    Join Date : Aug 2016
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    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
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    Posts : 2,256
    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)

    I recommend the free MiniTool Partition Wizard for managing partitions.
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  3.    10 Sep 2016 #3
    Join Date : Dec 2015
    Posts : 7

    The built-in tool has some limitations when managing partitions. Apart from MiniTool, AOMEI also completely supports SSD 4k alignment.
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  4.    10 Sep 2016 #4
    Join Date : Feb 2015
    Bamberg Germany
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    Win10 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Win10 Pro Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu

    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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