Allocation Unit Sizeshould be taken very seriously in order to Prevent Computer Problems of all sorts, such as Speed Performance, Hard Disk Damage, Loss of files and etc... You see when you format a partition it normally formats it with a default allocation unit size that can be a good thing but it can also be a bad thing.
It's a good thing because when you format the drive with the NTFS files system the default allocation unit size is 4096 bytes which is equal to 4 kilobytes. That very simply means that when you install programs or download any type of data to the computer, the hard disk of the computer will not be very full very quickly.
But unfortunately its a bad thing as well because the files are so physically small since they are running on a Small Allocation Unit Size Partition that the drive will physically be getting fragmented allot more quickly and frequently. The computer will begin to run allot slower all the time.
Now if you format a partition with a Higher Allocati…
I respect the exFAT file system so much that I personnaly nicknamed it "DA Extremely Fast File System"
In the Honorable, Long Lasting and Reliable Windows XP, exFAT is available for update download and instalation!
I have formatted all of my USB Flash cards into the exFAT file system cause I know that all the operating systems from XP and above will understand it!
One of my friends has XP and when I plugged in my USB (exFAT formatted) it poped up and it said that I should format my USB! In order to use exFAT for Windows XP all I had to do was download an exFAT update(KB955704) from microsoft!
Although exFAT is designed for USB(removable disks), I risk using it on my second internal Hard Disk for all my web browsing(Temporary Internet Files) and downloads!
Install the following update in order to add support for the exFAT file system format on your computer using Windows XP!
If you are using Microsoft Windows XP Home, Proffesional and/or Media Center and if you l…