Ever since I received my new corporate laptop, I had a feeling that perhaps the SSD drive was not running as fast as it could be, especially for writes.
Serious improvement to write performance, but a bit surprising read performance went down.
Next step was to align the disk partition to 4K instead of 2K.
Note: If you have BitLocker enabled, you will need to disable it first (you can re-enabled it afterwards).
To perform the 4K alignment, I found a free and easy to use tool: AOMEI Partiion Assistant
I put the final benchmark on the left and original benchmark on the right.
In case anyone is wondering which drive this is, it is a Samsung NVMe MZVPV256.
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