Dutch_Master wrote:Modern SSD's come pre-aligned, so that shouldn't be an issue. Likewise, most modern OS's, especially Linux, also comes pre-aware of alignment issues on SSD's, so that also shouldn't much of a problem. Just put in the installation disk and have a go!
jonrob wrote:Neil Bothwick has just written a piece about partition alignment in issue 160. Although I'm not 100% sure off the top of my head, I think he says that modern versions of fdisk and partitioning tools do alignment without any fuss. The only note he makes it to make sure you set partitions in terms of size, e.g. 20M or 20G instead of in sectors etc.
nelz wrote:Yes, later versions of fdisk align to MiB (2048 block) boundaries, but on a new system I'd use a GPT partition table and avoid not only this issue but also all the crap with primary, extended and logical partitions.
nelz wrote:GParted willl do the job, but I'd still go with GPT partition tables (parted offers a choice of partition table type in the one program, unlike the fdisk family).
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