Time required to convert cluster size

Discussion in 'Paragon Partition Manager Product Line' started by MerleOne, Nov 23, 2010.

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  1. MerleOne

    MerleOne Registered Member

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    Hi,

    I have an external HDD which has been converted from FAT32 into NTFS. The trouble is that the resulting cluster size is 512B whereas the recommended value for its size is 4 kB, 8x more.

    Paragon Partition Manager Pro 11 is able to perform a conversion, but I have no idea on how long it might take, for a rather slow 40GB HDD.

    Is the time proportional to the data there, or to the disk size ? Has someone already performed such a conversion ?

    Thanks for sharing your experience !
     
  2. knot

    knot Registered Member

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    It depends both on space used by data (cause it will be moved around during conversion) and size of partition.
     
  3. MerleOne

    MerleOne Registered Member

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    OK, thanks. I understand data is moved, and not only meta-data, so it does take a while in some cases.
     
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