Samsung 840 250GB Alignment Tags: SSD Partition Storage Samsung Last response: July 17, 2013 1:30 PM in Storage Share modex20 July 17, 2013 11:53:39 AM Most SSD optimization guides say to use an alignment of 1024KB when partitioning with diskpart to avoid having windows create a 100MB system reserved partition. However, his particular Samsung SSD has an erase block size of 1536KB (maybe something to do with TLC having 3 bits per cell.. I dunno) instead of 1024KB. If you plug in the specs to this tool (http://www.techpowerup.com/articles/other/157) it reports the erase block as misaligned with the partition offset. Series 840 250 GB (non-pro): NAND erase block size: 1536kb NAND page size: 8kb So 1536/8 = 192 pages per block. a 1024KB offset is 1048576 bytes. So what would be the proper align param on this drive? If you put in 1536KB (1572864 bytes) as the partition offset then everything seems to line up. Does that mean owners of this drive should use the align=1536 arg with partitioning? Has anyone dealt with this yet? More about : samsung 840 250gb alignment JPNpower a b G Storage July 17, 2013 1:30:09 PM No, but I am pretty sure that you will not have any problems by going down that path. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedSamsung 840 Evo 250gb vs Crucial m500 240gb Forum Solved[ SOLVED ] Kingston V300 240gb or Samsung 840 EVO 250gb? Forum SolvedSamsung EVO 840 250GB slow write speeds Forum SolvedGaming laptop - 128gb samsung 840 pro or 250gb evo Forum SolvedIs $165 CAD a good price for a Samsung 840 EVO 250GB? Forum SolvedSamsung 840 EVO Series 250GB Vs Samsung 840 EVO Series 250Gb "OEM" Forum SolvedIs this SSD Sale Worth It? Should i buy now?? Samsung 840 evo 250gb Forum SolvedHelp with NEW SSD Samsung 840 EVO 250GB Forum SolvedSamsung 840 EVO 250GB SSD, slow write speed? Forum SolvedSamsung SSD 840 120GB EVO vs Pro vs 250GB Evo Forum SolvedPlextor M5S 256GB $160 vs Samsung 840 EVO 250GB $200 Forum SolvedSamsung 840 EVO 250GB vs SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB Forum SolvedMuskin chronos deluxe 240GB or Samsung 840 EVO 250GB? Forum SolvedSamsung 840 EVO Series 250gb vs intel 530 series 180gb Forum SolvedIntel 335 240GB or Samsung 840 (non pro) 250GB? Forum Solved128GB Samsung 840 Pro Vs. 250GB 840 Evo Forum Samsung Magician wont recognzie my Samsung 840 250gb as an SSD... Forum Samsung 840 EVO mSata SSD 120GB or 250GB Forum Soon to install a new Samsung 840 250GB SSD in my Alienware X51 Forum 250GB Samsung 840 EVO not showing up in disk management Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !