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Randor wrote:
FileB.txt stored on Drive B:
If you copy that 1kb file and paste it onto an external drive... and that drive saves the file directly into the $MFT then that 1KB file takes 1KB of space.
That 1K in the MFT is spent in both cases, for the metadata. On disk A the total space consumption is 5K, but you won't notice it because the MFT is allocated in huge chunks, one really huge one when the volume is formatted. That 1K entry is just a block within that already allocated file.

Furtermore: If the file metatdata requires, say, 400 bytes, there is only 600 bytes left for file data, and a 1K file won't fit in but requires a separate 4K disk page - or whatever the allocation size is for that disk. On my 32 GB memory stick, for some reason the allocation size is 16K. (I could reformat it, but if I fill it up with 32 GB, that will be with huge files where 8K space loss at the end, on the average, is a drop in the ocean. The benefit of fewer units to retrieve outweighs the space loss.)
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