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mrtj

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what difference does this make? should i have different sizes for drives that are for capturing which only has files of 2gig each versus another size for one which holds a load of small files?
 

Lars_Coleman

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Your going to want a smaller cluster size for smaller files and larger cluster sizes for larger files.

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Using a smaller cluster size for itty bitty small files helps reduce slack or wasted hard drvie space.

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mrtj

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could that screw up my capturing to that drive tho?

it goes upto 64k, does that mean that if i copy a file that is 1k, that it will still take up 64 on the drive?
 

Lars_Coleman

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Yes, thats what it means. You lose a substantial amount of space that way ... I don't really think it could really screw up your capturing. It's just going to use more space!

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