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I am formatting a 500 gb 7200 rpm hard drive. My OS is Vista Ultimate. I am going to be using this drive for GHOST image storage. Is there any benefit to changeing the allocation unit size to a larger or smaller size from default?
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General rule of thumb:  Small allocation units for storing lots of tiny files.  Larger allocation units for larger files.

Personally, I would leave it at 4096 and be done with it.  I doubt you would notice any significant performance improvement by changing it.
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