The Acronis AlignTool* – Intel® SSD Edition fixes a partition alignment issue caused by Microsoft Windows XP* installation of New Technology File System (NTFS).

System Requirements:

This tool should only be installed and used in systems with the following:

  • Microsoft Windows XP operating system
  • Intel® Solid-State Drive 500 Family SSD

Before You Begin

Review the following before beginning the installation:

  1. Back up your data. Important! The AlignTool moves the location of data on the drive. If anything disrupts the process, your data will not be accessible and the drive will not boot. Make sure all files are backed up in case of a failure.
  2. Ensure your system remains powered when running the AlignTool. If running the AlignTool on a laptop, make sure the laptop is plugged in and powered by an AC adapter. If your system loses power while running the AlignTool, see the Installation Guide for instructions.
  3. The AlignTool runs only on partitions that reside on an Intel SSD.

For complete installation instructions, see the Installation Guide.

This download is valid for the products listed below.

  • Intel® Solid-State Drive 510 - 120GB
  • Intel® Solid-State Drive 510 - 250GB
  • Intel® SSD 520 Series (120GB, 2.5in SATA 6Gb/s, 25nm, MLC)
  • Intel® SSD 520 Series (180GB, 2.5in SATA 6Gb/s, 25nm, MLC)
  • Intel® SSD 520 Series (240GB, 2.5in SATA 6Gb/s, 25nm, MLC)
  • Intel® SSD 520 Series (480GB, 2.5in SATA 6Gb/s, 25nm, MLC)
  • Intel® SSD 520 Series (60GB, 2.5in SATA 6Gb/s, 25nm, MLC)