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Pulled the plug - Bought SSD, Question

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a c 353 G Storage
August 18, 2009 4:10:23 PM

Bought - Patriot Torqx PFZ128GS25SSDR last night, should get it by Friday
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This will go in a Toshiba satellite laptop, A305-S6905. 3 gigs of Ram installed, also ordered 2 x2 gigs to up it to 4 gigs. As this laptop uses shared memory for Video will stay with 32 Bit for the time being. Currently using Win 7 32 Bit RC
Not the performance King (Intel X25-M C2). But bigger than the 80 Gig and $100 bucks cheaper than the 160 Gig. Picked Patriot Torqx over OCZ Vortex do too Newegg reviews, also liked the 10 yr warranty.

Questions:
(1) Is there any value to Partition it? C All but say 5/6 Gigs for programs/operating system and 5/6 gigs for the Swap file.
(2) Does Win 7 RC perform a partition alignment AUTOMATICLY, or do I need to specify a sector Offset
(3) Any other comments regarding the setting up would be appreciated. Already aware of turning off various Disk services.

Good overview of partition Alignment
http://club.cdfreaks.com/f138/ssd-faq-297856/

Side comment on Intel X25M C2
Aug 11 extract from Computerworld
"IDG News Service - Intel Corp. today said it had resumed shipping its latest consumer solid-state drives (SSDs) after resolving a password bug that made the drives inoperable, making it impossible to access or retrieve data"
a b G Storage
August 18, 2009 9:42:59 PM

You wouldn't see any benefit from partitioning, and Win7 should handle all of the alignment and everything.
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a c 353 G Storage
August 18, 2009 10:14:19 PM

Thanks cjl, Kind of thought so. The link indicated that win 7 took care of it. After I get it setup, I'll run Diskpar.exe to verify alignment.
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