Partition block size, Windows 7

By madboyv1
Sep 14, 2010
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  1. Quick question, is there an easy way to read the block size of a drive in Windows 7? I'd imagine there is but a cursory look on google usually ended up as linux commands which do not apply to me.
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,168   +986

    With NTFS there is no means to set blocksize and the cluster size is adjusted automatically.

    With Linux, yes, you set the blocksize and describe the partition in terms of count of blocks.
  3. madboyv1

    madboyv1 TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,471   +375

    Hmm I see... The reason why I ask is I have a 3ware 9650e raid controller and I was wondering if 4k sector drives would be a problem in the future. A LSI tech said that it was not supported (said nothing about the potential of a future firmware upgrade of course), and being that I couldn't remember if my drives on the card were formatted with 512B sectors I went into the format utility and it defaulted to 4k sectors prior to actually formatting, so confusion abounds for me.

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