Now I want to format my 2 hard drives for storage. One is a 1TB dirve that I will only be using for Blu-Ray files and they are on average 25 to 50G large. The other is a 300G for games which run anywhere form 2 to 8G. Windows gives me an option to change the allocation size to the following sizes: 4096 or 8192 bytes; 16, 32 or 64 kilobytes. Knowing the size of the files I will be installing on the drives:
Would it be beneficial (speed of access, fragmentation, etc.) to use a larger allocation size for each one and if so, which size would you recommend for each?
Also, having used the drives already and knowing they are virus free, could I use the quick format, or should you always run the longer format for the health of the drive?
Thank for the advice!