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Disk Allocation Unit Size [message #163903] Tue, 09 June 2009 18:52 Go to next message
Daniel Jameson  is currently offline Daniel Jameson  United States
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Hi,

How do I determine the "Allocation unit size" that was used when a hard disk
was foramtted with NTFS? (Windows Server 2008)

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Thank you,

Daniel Jameson
SQL Server DBA
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Re: Disk Allocation Unit Size [message #163917 is a reply to message #163903] Tue, 09 June 2009 23:16 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Dave Patrick  is currently offline Dave Patrick  United States
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From a cmd.exe session you can run chkdsk


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"Daniel Jameson" wrote:
> Hi,
>
> How do I determine the "Allocation unit size" that was used when a hard
> disk was foramtted with NTFS? (Windows Server 2008)
>
> --
> Thank you,
>
> Daniel Jameson
> SQL Server DBA
> Children's Oncology Group
> www.childrensoncologygroup.org
>
>
Re: Disk Allocation Unit Size [message #163973 is a reply to message #163903] Wed, 10 June 2009 16:30 Go to previous message
KevinJ.SBS  is currently offline KevinJ.SBS  United States
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Registered: July 2009
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Daniel Jameson wrote:
> Hi,
>
> How do I determine the "Allocation unit size" that was used when a
> hard disk was foramtted with NTFS? (Windows Server 2008)

fsutil fsinfo ntfsinfo c:

(all on a cmd prompt line)

Look for "bytes per cluster" near the middle of the command result.


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/kj
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