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What Allocation Unit size to use for 16gb flashdrive

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ok i FINALLY got my 16gb flash drive from newegg and going to do a full format so to find all the bad sectors if any. Only thing I am wondering is would i take a performance hit changing the default allocation unit size from the 8k to the 4k? As from what microsofts website says sizes from 8gb to 16gb the default is 8k. Should i stay with default or go to the size of my chosing as I dont wanna waste alot of slack space. OH yeah I am using FAT32 so it can be read in console too since I have noticed the ps3 does not like NTFS, not sure about the x360 though, any enlightenment on that would be great also!


EDIT: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227333 this is what i bought for $20 during the christmas sale
 
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I stick to FAT32 for compatibility on all devices.
 
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You're really not going to notice a difference on what you set it to.
Keep in mind with FAT32 you won't be able to save any file larger than 4 GB.
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