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Formatting 1.5tb slim external. Best allocation/cluster size?

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 08:05 AM

Okay, have a Toshiba Canvio Plus 2.5" usb 3.0 1.5tb external HDD ( 2 actually ) and I am going to reformat one before I copy the contents of the other to it and was wondering what the best allocation/cluster size would be? The vast majority of the files on the drive are 700MB - 4GB video files with the exception of a few Steam games. What cluster size should I go with do you all think?


When I am done formatting this drive, I am going to copy the contents from the other drive then reformat that drive as well as both drives have the exact same Toshiba MQ01ABC150 HDD. http://storage.toshi...p?productid=546


The HDD's have a bytes/sector of 4096 as per Toshiba's spec's on the HDD, should I match the cluster size for the format with this?

Edited by WARDOZERX, 30 March 2013 - 08:09 AM.

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 10:17 AM

The default is fine 99.9% of the time.

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 11:54 PM

:withstupid:  Leave everything to default, and don't worry about those unless you have problem. ;)