After I format (NTFS) a 120 GB primary partition with Paragon Hard Disk Manager 2009 boot CD, about 5 MB is occupied by the file system (prior to OS installation). But when I use other software, that size varies. For instance, when I format with Easeus Partition Master (with the same cluster size), it's 65 MB. It occured to me that different utilities might be creating a different-sized MFT but how can there be a difference in MFT size when there are no files. Could someone explain?