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Daniel Pfeffer wrote:
The cluster size is the smallest unit that Windows will allocate on a disk, and if this differs between the disks, the amount of disk space taken by a file may differ, too.


Which is not completely true on NTFS partitions where thousands of small files can be stored directly into the MFT. Cluster size on NTFS can be 4KB and files <=1KB can be stored directly into the MFT.

Smile | :)

However your statement is true for FAT,FAT16,FAT32 exFAT and ReFS.

Best Wishes,
-David Delaune
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