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I have read Why is there such a big difference between "Size" and "Size on disk"? but why is mine so different?

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My RAID5 is set at 128kb stripe, the volume is formatted at 64kb NTFS. I would expect the file size to be 64kb, not 1mb.

Edit: A bit of context here: the first screen was from a vhdx formatted as 64kb mounted to a VM. The screenshot below is from the volume of the host where the vhdx sits. This volume is also formatted as 64kb too.

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  • Down voters please share your knowledge, you clearly know something I don't so put me out of my misery – codaamok Apr 21 '16 at 18:09
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    I actually think this is a decent question. I do not know the answer to this but I would think it should be 128kb, not 64 (the weakest link).. either way I would think not 1MB. I am curious to the answer too.. – Eric F Apr 21 '16 at 19:11
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    I noticed the location is on a network area, probably a NAS. If you copy the file locally, how big is it on your harddisk? – LPChip Apr 21 '16 at 19:36
  • @LPChip I've updated the question. Even weirder now... – codaamok Apr 21 '16 at 19:48
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    About "even weirder now" part: explanation. – Kamil Maciorowski Apr 21 '16 at 20:02

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