Windows 10: Formatting flash drives

Discus and support Formatting flash drives in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; Hi all. Lately, every flash drive I've bought requires to be NTFS formatted. Quick formatting gives me the option to change allocation size. Is... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by milford, Jan 28, 2016.

  1. milford Win User

    Formatting flash drives


    Hi all.

    Lately, every flash drive I've bought requires to be NTFS formatted. Quick formatting gives me the option to change allocation size. Is there a specific size I should be using or just go small?

    :)
     
    milford, Jan 28, 2016
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    Lov Dollente, Jan 28, 2016
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  3. Formatting Flash Drives into RAID Format?

    Hi. I was wondering if there is a way to format USB Drives into RAID format on Windows 10. I have 2 completely different USB drives, one with 121 MB and another with 123 MB. They're not large but I just want to test it out before moving onto my larger ones.
     
    Zekiel Foncardas, Jan 28, 2016
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  4. unifex Win User

    Formatting flash drives

    I would just use the default value (which should be 4MB).
     
    unifex, Jan 28, 2016
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  5. Berton Win User
    The answer would be that it depends upon what the file sizes are that will be stored on them.

    But there is a caveat: most flash cards intended for use in cameras become unusable in the camera when formatted by a computer, have to be reformatted in the camera to be usable. Thumb drives are different, seldom if ever used in a camera.
     
    Berton, Jan 28, 2016
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  6. cereberus Win User
    4 KB. 4MB would be very storage inefficient - LOL
     
    cereberus, Jan 28, 2016
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  7. LMiller7 Win User
    A 4 KB cluster size is appropriate for just about any purposes. That is why it is the default. Only if you have a specific need would you change it to something else and with flash drives there usually isn't.
     
    LMiller7, Apr 5, 2018
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