File properties of file that takes up 2MB of disk space for 1 byte of data:
The drive is a 6TB single partition, mounted via Veracrypt and formatted as exFAT. The sector size on my 2TB volume, formatted and mounted the same way, is 512KB-- also large, but not quite as ridiculous (shouldn't it be 512 bytes?).
Why in the world is the sector size a whopping 2MB here? Since it's an advanced format drive, shouldn't it be 4KB?
The drives were formatted using Veracrypt;
there was no option to specify sector size that I recall there is a cluster size option, but it maxes out at 64KB for exFAT. The 6TB drives and all their data are about to be moved to a RAIDZ2 ZFS array, so I don't necessarily need to fix this directly, but I really want to know how/why this happened.