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How do you change the cluster size of a Hard drive

 

I need to set it to 16KB on an NTFS drive

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How do you change the cluster size of a Hard drive

 

I need to set it to 16KB on an NTFS drive

 

Partition Magic is what I use.

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My advice (for what it's worth): don't bother. I've found that of the reasons to do this, more are bad than are good. And the chances of messing something up are nontrivial.

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The only gains in performance would come from having a seperate partion at the start of your hard disks before the operating system set with 64KB cluster size and set as swap space.

 

I've played about with clusters a lot and it really isn't worth it, I couldn't even put a whole percent on the performance gains.

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I've read that even if you have the swap file on a drive with larger clusters, NT still reads it in 4k chunks, thus negating the whole deal. I don't know how much truth there is to this, though.

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I know they exist, but don't know what they are. If I have to make changes like this without reformatting (which I try not to do), I use partition magic.

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