Cluster size with XP and NTFS

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Total Chaos, Feb 11, 2003.

  1. Total Chaos

    Total Chaos Guest

    On a drive has been formatted can the cluster size be changed with Windows or is a third party tool required.
     
  2. XP Abuser

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    if you wanna change the cluster size without having to reformat get partion magic 8 with that program you can get your hard drive to do anything except fill in for you at work:)
     
  3. scriptasylum

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    It won't do the dishes either. :)
     
  4. 2z

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    :D LOL

    yeah you can do it from within windows

    start / run /
    %SystemRoot%\system32\diskmgmt.msc

    right click on the drive you want to alter
     
  5. scriptasylum

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    Yeah, but you have to format it that way while Partition Magic 8 lets you convert and keep Windows intact.

    As a matter of fact, I just did this the other night on my XP drive. I had convert to NTFS from FAT32 and had 512byte clusters. So, I fired up PM8 and converted. Took a little while and now I have 4kB clusters. And Windows is still usable. Of course I played it safe a made an image first just in case.:)