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  1. I want to try formatting my main internal hard drive with NTFS using an allocation unit size of 64 KB instead of the default 4KB.

  2. Then I have a Windows 7 Ghost image that I will be restoring to the newly formatted drive.

I was hoping to achieve slightly better performance with this setup.

What sequence of steps will allow me to format my main drive with a non-standard allocation unit size? And will I keep the non-standard allocation unit size after restoring my Ghost image?

(I may want to use CloneZilla instead of Norton Ghost. Would that be possible too?)

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Nothing, no attempts at this.. :( I have an idea. I'll try it and report back if it works. – JohnB Dec 14 '11 at 16:10

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