Cluster Size?

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Aug 2, 2010

Cluster Size? by MLRX at 2:52 AM (738 Views / 0 Likes) 5 replies

  1. MLRX
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    I know this isn't exactly wii hacking.. but you have to do it to aid you in softmodding and sneek and stuff soooo...
    how do i check what the cluster size on my hard drive is.
    what cluster size do i want it to.
    how do i change the cluster size if its not on the right size?

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    is reserved sectors my cluster size?
     
  2. bwillb

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    to change cluster size, you need to format the drive.
    for large files, you'll want about 32kB cluster size to increase access speed.
    if you don't have large files, go smaller for less wasted space.
     
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    how do i tell what my cluster size is right now?
     
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    some defrag utilities, like PerfectDisk, have a drive properties window with that info.
    Bytes Per Cluster is the label you are looking for. on my thumb drive, which is formatted with cluster size 32kB, it gives 32768 bytes, which is of course 32kB.

    edit: looks like chkdsk in windows may also give you the info
     
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    run CHKDSK on windows from a command prompt and at the end it will tell you.

    C:\>chkdsk C: /I /C
    The type of the file system is NTFS.
    Volume label is System.

    WARNING! F parameter not specified.
    Running CHKDSK in read-only mode.

    WARNING! I parameter specified.
    WARNING! C parameter specified.
    Your drive may still be corrupt even after running CHKDSK.

    CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 3)...
    File verification completed.
    CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 3)...
    Index verification completed.
    CHKDSK is verifying security descriptors (stage 3 of 3)...
    Security descriptor verification completed.
    Correcting errors in the uppercase file.
    Correcting errors in the Volume Bitmap.
    Windows found problems with the file system.
    Run CHKDSK with the /F (fix) option to correct these.

    156280319 KB total disk space.
    11985652 KB in 42566 files.
    17380 KB in 5666 indexes.
    0 KB in bad sectors.
    121347 KB in use by the system.
    65536 KB occupied by the log file.
    144155940 KB available on disk.

    4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
    39070079 total allocation units on disk.
    36038985 allocation units available on disk.


    That bold bit is saying this drive uses 4k clusters
     
  6. twig123

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    The /I and /C switches are not needed as they are only for NTFS and does not apply to FAT32.
    However, you are right. Just run CHKDSK from a command prompt to see the "bytes in each allocation unit" as per the previous post.
     

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