Solved External Storage and Cluster Size Tags: Hard Drives External Storage Flash Drive External Hard Drive Storage Last response: October 21, 2011 2:54 PM in Storage Share pcman897 October 20, 2011 9:58:46 PM I have two external hard drive, one 160Gb and the other a 100Gb. I also have a 4Gb flash drive. I have looked around and can never get a straight answer from google searches. So to the question now. What would be the best format for these drives and what cluster size would be the best for them? exFAT, FAT32, or NTFS? The drives will not be storing any large files. They are just pictures and music ranging anywhere from 2-15Mbs in size. Edit: I am pretty sure the Flash drive needs to be FAT32 for my PS3 to support it. What would be the best cluster size for it? Thank you for any help you can give and hopefully this will be a learning experience. More about : external storage cluster size Best solution Ubrales a c 90 G Storage October 21, 2011 1:16:33 AM Flash drive - FAT32 HDDs - NTFS Leave the cluster size to defaults. pcman897 October 21, 2011 5:25:34 AM Best answer selected by pcman897. Related resources Cluster (allocation unit) size for NTFS in Windows 7 - Forum How to find cluster size of NTFS - Forum To partition? and cluster size ? - Forum Custom External Storage Array with Cluster Support - Forum NTFS cluster size = IO size ? Performance gains? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer pcman897 October 21, 2011 5:25:48 AM Thank you for the fast response. Ubrales a c 90 G Storage October 21, 2011 2:54:31 PM Thank you! Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumCluster Size ForumCluster size on a data particion - Win 7 ForumRAID cluster size for a gaming system ForumCluster size + Stripe Size for Raid-0 2x74GB raptors ForumHow change hard drive cluster size ? ForumBest size cluster for NTFS partition ForumBest size cluster for NTFS partition ForumCluster Help! ForumQuestions regarding 4K "Advanced Format" (AF) and storage drives Forum4tb hdd is being read as 2tb hdd Forum[Solved] NEED HELP PLEASE WITH EXTERNAL HDD ForumRecommendations for external enclosure for ssd ForumGood way to make data backups windows 7 to external drive ForumIomega 500gb external HD wants to be formated ForumCheck rpm of external disk drive More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !