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GeneralRe: Should I be concerned if "Size on disk" for directory is different on C: than on external drive? Pin
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Funny that I less than two weeks ago had the same question myself: I copied a fairly large set of small files requiring 6 GBytes on my NTFS disk to a memory stick, where it required 10 GBytes of space.

It burned down to the 32 GByte memory stick being FAT32 formatted with an allocation size of 16 Kbytes. So even the smallest file would require 16 KB on the stick, while it might fit into the MFT entry on NTFS.

I have no memory of formatting the memory stick myself; I think it must have been formatted by the manufacturer. You might argue that if you need a 32GB stick, you probably fill it with media files - sound, photo, video - where 16 KB allocation size is "small" compared to the files sizes, and requires fewer write operations and less index handling. On the avaerage, that holds true for my use of the stick. Increasing the space use by 65% is a very special situation, and after all: Why worry about 4 Mbyte space loss on a 32 GByte medium?
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