Description of Default Cluster Sizes for FAT32 File System
This article lists the default cluster sizes for drives using the FAT32file system. The FAT32 file system uses smaller default cluster sizes thanthe FAT16 file system, resulting in a more efficient file allocationsystem and the conservation of drive space.
The following tables lists the default cluster sizes used by the FAT32file system.
Partition size Cluster size ------------------------------------- 512 MB to 8,191 MB 4 KB 8,192 MB to 16,383 MB 8 KB 16,384 MB to 32,767 MB 16 KB Larger than 32,768 MB 32 KB
Note that the FAT32 file system does not support drives smaller than512 MB.
For more information about the FAT32 file system, see the followingarticles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
TITLE : Description of the FAT32 File System
TITLE : MS-DOS Partitioning Summary
for other considerations.
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