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Drive capacity Cluster size
0 up to 6 gb 4k
6 gb up to 16 gb 8k
16 gb up to 32 gb 16k
32 gb up to2048 gb 32k

Why do these cluster sizes change as the hard drive size changes?

What are the maximum hard drive sizes for fat16, fat32, and ntfs?
What causes these limitations to be diferant for each of the fat
systems?

Thanks CHEESEHEADMAN


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The Internet can help you with your homework. For example, try this:
http://www.google.com/search?q=NTFS+%22cluster+size%22

Ted Zieglar

"CHEESEHEADMAN" <CHEESEHEADMAN.1gj14z@pcbanter.net> wrote in message
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>
> Drive capacity Cluster size
> 0 up to 6 gb 4k
> 6 gb up to 16 gb 8k
> 16 gb up to 32 gb 16k
> 32 gb up to2048 gb 32k
>
> Why do these cluster sizes change as the hard drive size changes?
>
> What are the maximum hard drive sizes for fat16, fat32, and ntfs?
> What causes these limitations to be diferant for each of the fat
> systems?
>
> Thanks CHEESEHEADMAN
>
>
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> CHEESEHEADMAN
 
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Hi,

See:

Description of the FAT32 File System in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=310525

Overview of FAT, HPFS, and NTFS File Systems
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=100108

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www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"CHEESEHEADMAN" <CHEESEHEADMAN.1gj14z@pcbanter.net> wrote in message
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>
> Drive capacity Cluster size
> 0 up to 6 gb 4k
> 6 gb up to 16 gb 8k
> 16 gb up to 32 gb 16k
> 32 gb up to2048 gb 32k
>
> Why do these cluster sizes change as the hard drive size changes?
>
> What are the maximum hard drive sizes for fat16, fat32, and ntfs?
> What causes these limitations to be diferant for each of the fat
> systems?
>
> Thanks CHEESEHEADMAN
>
>
> --
> CHEESEHEADMAN
 
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Hi, CheeseHeadMan.

Here's a good place to start your homework. It's from the online version of
the WinXP Resource Kit:
File Systems
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/Windows/XP/all/reskit/en-us/Default.asp?url=/resources/documentation/Windows/XP/all/reskit/en-us/prkc_fil_tdrn.asp

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"CHEESEHEADMAN" <CHEESEHEADMAN.1gj14z@pcbanter.net> wrote in message
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>
> Drive capacity Cluster size
> 0 up to 6 gb 4k
> 6 gb up to 16 gb 8k
> 16 gb up to 32 gb 16k
> 32 gb up to2048 gb 32k
>
> Why do these cluster sizes change as the hard drive size changes?
>
> What are the maximum hard drive sizes for fat16, fat32, and ntfs?
> What causes these limitations to be diferant for each of the fat
> systems?
>
> Thanks CHEESEHEADMAN
>
>
> --
> CHEESEHEADMAN
 

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