Which Allocation Unit Size Is Best for Your Drive?
If you’ve ever formatted a hard drive or USB thumb drive, you might have seen the “Allocation Unit Size” setting. This is set by default, but you can change it if you want. Should you? If so, what should you set it to? What does allocation unit size even mean? There are multiple answers to the above questions, both simple and not-so-simple. The two-word answer for any of them could be “it depends.” Related: How to Choose a Filesystem for Your USB Drive What Does Allocation Unit Size Mean? Depending on who you’re talking to, allocation unit size may also be referred to as “cluster… Read more