Changing the Block Size of a Partition

Hard drives follow the rules established by their file systems for storing files. Mainly, hard drives on your computer store files in blocks, which receive their definition according to the size of the allocation unit. The smaller the size, the less hard disk space is lost due to using an allocation unit for a file less than half the size of the device used. After using an allocation unit, it cannot be used to store another block of a file, meaning that the block remains in a fully occupied state, regardless of how little the file occupies within the block. Instructions
Click on your “Start” menu and click on “Control Panel”.

Click on “System and Security” and click on “Administrative Tools”.


Double click the “Computer Management” icon and navigate to “Disk Management” under “Storage”.

Right-click the partition you would like to manage and click “Format”.

Select a block size and the amount of partition you would like to format. Follow the formatting wizard instructions until you are finished configuring the drive for a format.

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