i currently have a 2nd gen samsung PM800 ssd 64gb. its the same as a corsair p64 / ocz summit and a few other models.
anyway, i have had this weird stuttering problem when tons of firefox pages are loaded and i'm pretty sure it is because the particular SSD has horrible random 4k write performance http://www.anandtech.com/show/2829/22
. never have that problem on my computers with hard drives with less ram, so i'm figuring it has something to do with all the little cache bits firefox writes out... causes wierd lag when switching tabs etc.
took me a while to figure it out but i guess at the time i bought the samsung ssd, i didnt do much research and just figured its not jmicron and has trim so i'm good.
anyhow, i was plannign toj ust replace it with a sandforce drive and was wondering if i could just ghost / clone the drive over and still have the proper 4k alignment. the samsung drive has the correct alignment now , so woudl a clone transfer that over? i'm assuming it would if it was a sector by sector copy or something but just wanted to check and make sure. i'm planning to use an old version of ghost 9 or something as i have that laying around and it should suppoer 64gb drives easily.