Originally Posted by techspec6
Some cloning software will restore an image to a partition without changing the partition's alignment. That means that if you image your system to another drive, delete your misaligned partition, create an aligned partition, quick format it and restore the image back to the newly aligned partition, your result is an aligned partition with your software and OS as they were originally. It's much preferable to create an aligned partition and restore to it rather than fix a misaligned partition.
Which cloning software exactly are you referring to ?
I'll shortly need to do this re-alignment on a couple of old Laptops when their new SSDs arrive