Format Drive NTFS option

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by amphrodite, Dec 14, 2001.

  1. amphrodite

    amphrodite Guest


    I will be formatting one of my drive from FAT32 to NFTS?
    just has a test run under XP format option

    there is the cluster size 4096 and 512 bytes..option
    and the compression check box ?

    which allocation unit siez is more eficient or faster 512 or 4096 bytes ?

    The default is 4096 bytes ?

    Is the compression option mean the same as the stacker type double the disk space ?

  2. amphrodite

    amphrodite Guest

    I just bought a 60 G HD
    and try experimenting with different cluster size ...
    it appear 4k is the best option ..
    and partition each at 20G!

    and repartiiton one with 5G and enable me to use a 512bytes

    so the 'slack' is less ..
    not bad!

    I have been using FAT32 for a long time.. and think its not a bad format If I dual boot with W98.