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64k clusters?

Discussion in 'Recording' started by Aaron-Carey, Nov 19, 2001.

  1. Aaron-Carey

    Aaron-Carey Active Member

    I KNOW the benefits of format d: /z:64 on fat 32 partitions for audio


    I am now reformatting a 3 disk softraid system which HAS to be NTFS...is there a benefit to formatting these at 64k? what would be ideal?
  2. Aaron-Carey

    Aaron-Carey Active Member

    ok some test results

    using winxp softraid and dskbench.exe

    test 1: default cluster size( whatever that is)
    write: 37.05 mb/s
    read: 42.61 mb/s
    Block size 128kb: 81.94 audio tracks
    64kb: 111.47
    32kb: 107.93


    Test 2: 32k clusters
    write: 37.08 mb/s
    read: 42.82 mb/s
    128kb: 81.69 tracks
    64kb: 106.96
    32kb: 108.56


    Test 3: 64k clusters
    write: 32.27 mb/s
    read: 42.54 mb/s
    128kb: 142.49 tracks (!!!!!! wtf??? )
    64kb: 100.24
    32kb: 102.53


    Ok Im using vegas as my main audio app and dont know how or if I can specify block sizes in this app...so which of these three would be best for me ?
  3. Aaron-Carey

    Aaron-Carey Active Member


    comeon opus !!! :)

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