File System and Cluster Size

One difference among File Systems is Cluster size.  The File System and the Partition size determine Cluster size.
 
FAT16
 
 
 
 
 
Less thank 16MB*
16MB to less than 128MB
128MB to less than 256MB
256MB to less than 512MB
512MB to less than 1GB (1,024mb)
1GB to 2GB
4KB*
2KB
4KB
8KB
16KB
32KB

 
FAT32
 
 
 
512MB to less than 8GB
8GB to less than 16GB
16GB to less than 32GB
32GB to 2TB (2,048gb)
4KB**
8KB
16KB
32KB

 
NTFS
 
 
 
Up to and including 512MB
512MB up to and including 1GB
1GB+ up to and including 2GB
More than 2GB
512 Bytes
1KB
2KB
4KB

*  In Partytions of less than 16MB, the system organizes Clusters with a 12-Bit FAT, instead of a 16-Bit FAT.

**  The FAT32 File System DOES NOT support Partitions of less than 512MB.
 
 

Copyright © 2002-2008  Ted J. Mieske
All Rights Reserved.