Take the 2-minute tour ×
Server Fault is a question and answer site for professional system and network administrators. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I did a migration of my OS from HDD to SSD on Windows 7 using its backup and restore utility. How can I check if the SSD is aligned properly?

share|improve this question

closed as off topic by EEAA, MDMarra, Zoredache, MikeyB, jftuga Oct 22 '12 at 17:20

Questions on Server Fault are expected to relate to professional server, networking, or related infrastructure administration within the scope defined by the community. Consider editing the question or leaving comments for improvement if you believe the question can be reworded to fit within the scope. Read more about reopening questions here.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

2 Answers 2

Windows 6.0+ will not align on anything but 1 MB boundaries by default.

share|improve this answer

If the original drive was partition with Windows 7, and you didn't used any third-part tools, then it is almost certainly aligned properly. But if you want to know, just boot a linux livecd and run fdisk -l -u. If the first partition starts on 2048, then everything is fine, if it starts on 63 something is messed up.

share|improve this answer

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.