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Format types, volumes sizes and clusters

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Hello,
I would like to know please the following:

1. What is the maximum volume size FAT32 can take? What is the most efficient volume size for this format type? Also, what is the most efficient cluster size for FAT32, and is cluster size dependant on the vloume size?
2. Same question please for NTFS...
3. For the 2 questions above, does Win2K and WinXP handle these volumes in the same efficiency, or does a 60Gig partition (for example...) behave differently on WinXP Pro rather than on Win2K?
4. How do I claculate the HDD's size by simply reading the number of heads/cylinders/tracks etc...?


Thank-you to all who reply.
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A lot of questions for 60 points.

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Thank-you for the reply, but that was not what I was looking for.
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1. FAT32: Volumes from 512 MB to 2 TB.
               In Windows XP, you can format a FAT32 volume up to 32 GB only
2.  NTFS:  Recommended minimum volume size is approximately 10 megabytes (MB).
               Volumes much larger than 2 terabytes (TB) are possible.
             
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Hi jvuz.
Do you know something about the cluster size which is recommended for these formats?
Is it related to the partition size which I choose?

Thanks.
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I'll have to look it up.
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Thanks .
I'll be waiting :-)

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Anything new jvuz...?
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Not yet, sorry.
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Thanx,

Jvuz.
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