Format 4gb to FAT32 with 64k clusters?

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Dec 15, 2007
  1. tomgibbes
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    I want the best performance from my slow Sandisk 4gb micro sd. I have tried to format it to FAT32 with 64k clusters in windows but i get a error saying the file unit size is to big for the file system. Is there any other way of doing it with another program or something?
     
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    You can't use 64k clusters with FAT32, only regular FAT.
     
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    Member AndreXL GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    We have this SD formatter. Might work:
    http://gbatemp.net/index.php?download=389

    Still, your SD card would be ok for most games if not all...
    In case you do encounter some issues, Micro SD cards a cheap now. I suggest you grab a 512MB or 1GB Kingston just for that special game.
     
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    I will try the formatter in a few mins, when i tried formatting to FAT in windows it just formats it to FAT32. Is there some limitation that stops it formatting to just FAT if it is a certain size?

    EDIT: Cannot see where to select cluster size in the formatter?
     
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    FAT is limited to 2G under windows implementations.
    Indeed, there was even a time where PC bios' didn't support disks larger than a few gigs because of the FAT limitations.

    Everything you ever wanted to know about FAT...
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File_Allocation_Table
     

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