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Subject: Re: New HD
From: Björn Stenberg (
Date: 2003-11-19

Touillaud Nicolas wrote:
> >Andre Roessel wrote:
> >> BTW: I never cared about cluster size. Maybe the smallest one would be
> >> good because it will minimize the amount of disk space wasted.
> >
> >However, you will increase the file system performance if you use large
> >clusters, especially if you record files with the Recorder.
> I barelly use the record function, so that's not a pb...

Small clusters will mean more work accessing the disk. Not only recording is affected, resume and normal buffer loading is also slowed down.

Since you will mostly store mp3 files on the disk, several megabytes each, the "waste" from using big clusters is marginal.


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