said by dave: said by DKS:
Let Windows 7 do its thing and the rest of us should be fine.
There's no alignment issue with Windows 7 - it knows how to do the alignment.
Previous versions of Windows did not; so those are the systems on which you need to fix the alignment (if you care). That includes the update from not-Win7 to Win7 case, of course.
If in doubt check the alignment, its a few command line commands and you can see if its aligned.
if its not then fix
this applies to all SSD's and all 4k block drives (often called advanced format, as the 4k block size was needed to make drives over 2TB)