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Hi, All.

I picked up a second SSD to use as storage for my favorite games and am about to format it, but I don't know which allocation unit size to use.

I'm only going to use this SSD to install games, then apps. when my primary one runs out of space.

Help please?

Thanks in advance!
Edited by Owhat - 7/22/10 at 9:01pm
    
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Would also like to know since I just ordered my first SSD But im using it for OS and Games
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I'm using the default Windows 7 setting which is 4096 I believe, and my benchmark speeds completely match up with the rated specs, so I would say that the default works fine.
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Would also like to know since I just ordered my first SSD But im using it for OS and Games
If you do a fresh OS install, windows will automatically choose it for you, so you don't have anything to worry about.
    
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I'm using the default Windows 7 setting which is 4096 I believe, and my benchmark speeds completely match up with the rated specs, so I would say that the default works fine.
Can anyone second this?
    
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post #6 of 6
I just picked defaults and mines on 4KB (4096 Bytes)...

Seems to work fine.

If you know for certain your drive will only contain large files (like movies etc) then you could use much larger allocation units...
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