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farfolen
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best cluster size for a new hard drive

Thu Jan 02, 2003 2:56 pm

4096 or is bigger better?
the hard drive in question is a new 80 gig seagate
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Thu Jan 02, 2003 3:20 pm

For NTFS cluster size?

4096 is generally the "best". It's the smallest you want to use for performance, and it's the biggest some diagnostic/defragmentation software will work with.
 
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Thu Jan 02, 2003 7:06 pm

The default 4K size is good enough for most stuff. The other sector sizes are there only for some very specific applications.

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