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Old 07-08-2009, 01:30 PM   #1
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If I want to know how many Cluster can be supported by FAT 16 then the math goes like this
2 X 2 to the Power of 16

Am I right????????

And if I want to know how many Cluster can be supported by FAT 32 the math goes like this
2 X 2 to the Power of 32

Amd I right????
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Old 07-08-2009, 02:07 PM   #2
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hope this helps
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Here is a chart from Microsoft technet:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../cc940351.aspx

I usually don't concern myself with the number of clusters, but rather with the cluster size. Of course, now that I use NTFS, I don't concern myself at all with cluster size. NTFS does a good job of handling that without intervention.
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Old 07-09-2009, 09:40 PM   #4
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Soory what I ment to say is this.

If FAT16 can suport 65,536 Clusters max and no more.

Then when I format a Hard Drive 400 MB in size or 452 MB in size or 2 GB in size with FAT 16 it will allways put down 65,536 Clusters.

And if you use it on a Small Hard Drive it still want to put down 65,536 Clusters. So it will make the Cluster Size smaller so it can fit them on the Drive.

Am I right with this???
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