There are some old articles like http://lifehacker.com/5837769/make-sure-your-partitions-are-correctly-aligned-for-optimal-solid-state-drive-performance that come up when you search for SSD.
Some like this one How do I check whether partitions on my SSD are properly aligned? have dead links (http://blog.aloisiojr.com/?p=28).
So in 2016 with ubuntu 16 (using from live USB), So I still need to care about aligning my SSD disk correctly (dual boot windows).
I ask cause sometimes the shutdown is slow. Not sure if this was due to closing the wbe server, IDE etc (dev system), Or cause of align issues.
When I run the parted tool it says its fine with the commands:
Within parted :
(parted) unit KB (parted) p Number Start End Size File system Name Flags 1 1049kB 315621kB 314573kB ntfs Basic data partition hidden, diag 2 315621kB 420479kB 104858kB fat32 EFI system partition boot, esp 3 420479kB 554697kB 134218kB Microsoft reserved partition msftres 4 559940kB 119407940kB 118848000kB ntfs msftdata 8 119408689kB 140453609kB 21044920kB ext4 5 140453609kB 140925469kB 471859kB ntfs hidden, diag 6 140927566kB 418927084kB 277999518kB ntfs Basic data partition msftdata 7 418927084kB 471663116kB 52736033kB ext4 9 471782654kB 480103105kB 8320451kB linux-swap(v1) (parted) align-check opt 9 9 aligned (parted) (parted) align-check opt 1 1 aligned
I understand that the tool is saying it is fine, but how is that as the 314573/4096 is not a whole number?
About my SDD: Model KINGSTON SV300S37A480G (603ABBF0)
Size 480 GB (4,80,10,39,81,056 bytes) GUID Partition Table Disk is OK (33° C / 91° F)
How do I find out what correct align numbers for this? Or can I trust parted and rest easy?