Originally posted by eruji
I keep seeing the suggestion of a second hard drive (or partition) with a 64kb allocation unit size.
whats the reason for this? and how do i tell what my hard drive is formatted to right now. i dont see this in disk management (winxp)
i just noticed, when you analyze a disk in the disk defrag it gives you a cluster size, mine is 4KB. is this what im looking for?
The reason for the 64KB block size is to minimize disk fragmentation (since you are recording a MPEG stream you will be allocating large blocks of disk space so the large block size won't cause any problem).
It will also give you better throughput since the disk won't be as fragmented.
The cluster size is the alloocation unit size (I just checked my disk).