Cluster size

Challenger

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When reformatting a HDD with Maxtor's utility what size would you choose? I don't remember the choices, sorry :confused:
 

TheMouse

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if you're using ntfs, only 4kb is a good choice... unless you're using some applications that perform better with higher cluster sizes.... like oracle or something where you need high fetch performance...

the reason being that if you use anything else, you lose certain functionality, such as windows defrag utility
 

Challenger

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That's the size I chose because it was the default one. Thanks for the info, I appreciate it ;)
 

db

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Also, I think 4k is the upper limit size for compression.