Optimize Computer Performance with 4K Alignment on SSD

4K alignment refers to a new hard drive technology which is called “Advanced Format”. In a traditional hard drive, each sector is 512 bytes by default. But as time goes by, the hard disk capacity is expanded, and sector size is changed to 4096 bytes per sector (also called “4K sector”) from 512B per sector. After NTFS becomes the standard file system on disk, each cluster size is 4096 bytes by default. 4K alignment is also called the alignment of 4K cluster and 4K sector. 4K alignment often refers to align Solid State Drive (SSD) and advanced formatted Hard Disk Drive (HDD).

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