Hard Disk Cluster Size

Hey everyone, im thinking of increasing my cluster size from the default 4k to sumthing bigger (maybe 32k or 64k). Will this result in a performance increase? i know about the wasted space that will increase as a result of this.
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  1. It is a good idea to go above 4k, i would say that 64k is my best congfiguration. But i do alot of gamming, and cpu intensive programing. So when i do alot of queries the 64k clusters help speed up anything that hdd intensive. So if your a gamer the odds are you want the same configuration. If you dont game or doing anyting hdd intensive then your just better off with 4k.

    -Tim

    It seems that every time I reboot my wallet get smaller.
  2. How do you increase the cluster size?

    Zaul

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  3. if were all on the same pager and were talking about controllers then it should be done though bios.


    It seems that every time I reboot my wallet get smaller.
  4. you can use a program like Partition Magic to resize the clusters, im not sure if u have to format first though, will update when i know as im doing it soon.
  5. I believe 16K is worth a look. :smile:

    Trust me.

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  6. Back when we were in FAT16 we were losing 1/3 of our drive to cluster loss. And that is 32K. How much would you lose for 64K?

    Of course, you could probably keep that to a minimum if you had more big files like movies, and fewer small text documents and pictures.
  7. I never suggested 64K.

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