Optimum Cluster Sizes for NTFS Win 2000?



My Windows 2000 Pro laptop HD is divided into a 12G C: drive, and a 88G D; data drive.
Both are NTFS.

Cluster size for C: is 512 bytes, cluster size for D: is 4K bytes.

Is the cluster size for C: too small? What would be a better size?

John John (MVP)

The default and optimal cluster size is 4K. If you convert a FAT32
partition to NTFS and if the partition is not aligned to a 4K boundary
you will end up with 512 byte clusters. To avoid the problem you can
align the partition before doing the conversion.


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