Question HDD. Windows 10 Home 64-bit. Which file system I should create?

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I want to buy HDD and External Hard Drive Enclosure. I will connect it to computer via USB. I will write on this HDD system backups, current sound work files backups, sound work files archive. I run Windows 10 Home 64-bit.

When I will buy HDD it will be unformatted?

Which file system I should create?
 
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Whatever it says as Default.
Default size. Do not worry about that.
USAFRet, SkyNetRising, thank you. I took into attention.

I saw in specifications there is feature 4 KB sector support.

For example, Toshiba 1 TB HDWD110UZSVA supports 4 KB sector.

Another example. Western Digital WD10EZEX doesn't support 4 KB sector.

I want to make cluster size 4 KB.

If I will use Toshiba 1 TB HDWD110UZSVA will I be able to make cluster size 4 KB when creating NTFS?

If I will use Western Digital WD10EZEX will I be able too to make cluster size 4 KB when creating NTFS?
 
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USAFRet, I was wrong.

I have read https://documents.westerndigital.com/content/dam/doc-library/en_us/assets/public/western-digital/product/internal-drives/wd-blue-hdd/data-sheet-wd-blue-pc-hard-drives-2879-771436.pdf

WD10EZEX Advanced Format - Yes.

Does "Advanced Format - Yes" mean Western Digital WD10EZEX supports 4 KB sector?
Yes it does.
https://documents.westerndigital.com/content/dam/doc-library/en_us/assets/public/western-digital/collateral/white-paper/white-paper-advanced-format.pdf

"Advanced Format drives incorporate several changes to optimize the actual data structure on the hard drive, including increasing the physical sector size from 512 bytes to a more efficient 4096 (4K) byte sector size. "
 
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