Originally Posted by Makaveli6103
Yes it is Win7. But hard drive is Western Digital Black Caviar 7200 1TB 3Gb/s
Since OS is Win7, your Western Digital OS partition may already be correctly aligned. Here's a link to a Lifehacker page that discusses correct SSD partition alignment:http://lifehacker.com/5837769/make-s...ve-performance
Here's what the above source says about checking your current alignment:
To see if your partitions are aligned correctly, hit the Start menu and type in msinfo32. Enter Msinfo32 and go to Components > Storage > Disks. Look for your SSD on the list and find the "Partition Starting Offset" item. If this number is divisible by 4096 (that is, if dividing it by 4096 equals a whole number and not a decimal), your partition is correctly aligned. If not, you need to realign it.
I've done an OS transfer from HDD to SSD. The first thing to do is check the alignment of your existing OS partition on your HDD. Someone will correct me if I'm wrong, but if the HDD is of the advanced format (AF) sector variety (such as the Western Digital models with EARS in the model number), then Win7 should have installed with the proper alignment. If it is properly aligned for AF, then the partition offset will be divisible by 4096, and you can clone the OS partition with Acronis to your SSD. But not all versions of Acronis will clone from HDD -> SSD without messing up the alignment of the cloned copy. You will need Acronis True Image HD, which comes bundled with many SSD kits from most major SSD manufacturers. Also, if I'm not mistaken, Acronis True Image Home 2011 and 2012 will also clone from HDD -> SSD without messing up alignment... but it must be true first that the HDD has the correct alignment to begin with (i.e. with partition offset divisible by 4096). If not, then the clone will also have an improper offset = incorrect alignment. In this case you will have to use Gparted to re-align the cloned SSD partition after the cloning process, as explained in the Lifehacker article linked above.