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Formatting for audio

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by hannas, Oct 10, 2003.

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  1. hannas

    hannas Thread Starter

    Sep 28, 2003
    Hey i have some software that says I should use a freshly formatted drive to record audio to that is written with either NTFS of FAT32. BUT....it also tells me to set the byte allocation size to 32K, because this is the best for writing audio apparently.
    The problem is that when i try to set up a format with NTFS I dont get the option of 32K as an allocation size?
    Does FAT32 give you the option of a 32K allocation size or am doing something wrong and should be able to do it with NTFS?
  2. kiwiguy


    Aug 17, 2003
    NTFS will support 32, but your OS may not give you the option.

    If you format with a 3rd party application (Partition Magic?) you may be able to do it.

    The risks would be that some apps (NTFS Compression etc) may not like it.

    It's "theoretically" slightly better (faster access) with 32 due to the large audio file sizes, but in practice you may not notice it.
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