This section outlines a range of scenarios involving the use of Advanced Format drives and describes actions that should be taken to optimize performance in each case. These actions typically depend on the OS being used.
When running an OS that is not Advanced Format - aware in conjunction with an Advanced Format drive , your system may experience performance issues due to misalignment between logical sectors ( OS ) and physical sectors (disk media) – also referred to as a misaligned partition . Y ou can typically use the Paragon Partition Alignment Tool ensure partitions are aligned , thus enhancing performance.
The Partition Alignment Tool first checks to see if the alignment of a particular partition is compatible with Advanced Format requirements and, if necessary, makes the appropriate adjustments.