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Ultimate cluster size for speed?

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June 21, 2009 8:25:45 AM

I just got the new 2TB Western Digital RE4-GP. I'll store a whole lot of Flac music (files can often be 40 megabytes per song) and 1080p movies. In this case, would my best choice be 64 kb clusters, or can I do better?

Would you do anything special prior to using one of these? Check it for errors with something? Format it in a special way?

I can't wait to spin it up! I'm running Windows 7, fwiw.
June 21, 2009 8:49:35 AM

PixelEater said:
I just got the new 2TB Western Digital RE4-GP. I'll store a whole lot of Flac music (files can often be 40 megabytes per song) and 1080p movies. In this case, would my best choice be 64 kb clusters, or can I do better?

Would you do anything special prior to using one of these? Check it for errors with something? Format it in a special way?

I can't wait to spin it up! I'm running Windows 7, fwiw.


In your case, the largest cluster size that you can select.
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June 21, 2009 9:51:13 AM

Yep, largest available which for NTFS is 64KByte as mentioned.
I use it myself to store mainly 720/1080p stuff as well.
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