How to onvert to NTFS with 4096 cluster size

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How to onvert to NTFS with 4096 cluster size

Postby sigi » Tue Oct 23, 2012 3:55 am

I am about to convert a 30 GB Volume from FAT-32 to NTFS with 4096 kB cluster size and am at a loss as to the exact procedure. I would be glad if I could get some opinions on my planned approach as detailed below.

I have on my 610 GB HD-1 an Extended Partition with Volumes D to Q. Behind the Extended there are some Images and a sufficient amount of Free Space to do things.

The Volume to be converted is Volume N with 10 GB of data on it. I don’t like the idea to slide the images after the Extended, resize (enlarge) the latter at the end and then slide the Volumes O, P, and Q in order to create sufficient space to slide Volume N to.

So, here is what I would like to do:

1) Copy N to the free space after the images;
2) Slide it then to the adjacent free space with the Align function checked (designated
Volume R in Win7);
3) Prepare the space that is currently occupied by Volume N to become the destination for
pasting Volume R back;
4) Copy Volume R to the space prepared by step 3) thus becoming the new Volume N

Would this procedure work?



How should I go about step 3?

3a) Format Volume N using Win7 Disk Management (File System NTFS, Cluster Size 8192 kB
[next smaller value being 64k]) or
3b) Delete Volume N using BING (Clear Boot Sector or Wipe Partition?)
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Re: How to onvert to NTFS with 4096 cluster size

Postby TeraByte Support » Tue Oct 23, 2012 1:23 pm

You can do what you like as far as backup/restore copy etc ... then before
you do your NTFS conversion, use the align option in BootIt BM (BING is no
longer supported), then use the "convert" command in windows to covert it.
If it was drive letter N: then you'd do "convert n: /fs:ntfs".



"sigi" wrote in message news:3552@public.bootitng...

I am about to convert a 30 GB Volume from FAT-32 to NTFS with 4096 kB
cluster size and am at a loss as to the exact procedure. I would be glad if
I could get some opinions on my planned approach as detailed below.

I have on my 610 GB HD-1 an Extended Partition with Volumes D to Q. Behind
the Extended there are some Images and a sufficient amount of Free Space to
do things.

The Volume to be converted is Volume N with 10 GB of data on it. I don't
like the idea to slide the images after the Extended, resize (enlarge) the
latter at the end and then slide the Volumes O, P, and Q in order to create
sufficient space to slide Volume N to.

So, here is what I would like to do:

1) Copy N to the free space after the images;
2) Slide it then to the adjacent free space with the Align function
checked (designated
Volume R in Win7);
3) Prepare the space that is currently occupied by Volume N to become the
destination for
pasting Volume R back;
4) Copy Volume R to the space prepared by step 3) thus becoming the new
Volume N

Would this procedure work?



How should I go about step 3?

3a) Format Volume N using Win7 Disk Management (File System NTFS, Cluster
Size 8192 kB
[next smaller value being 64k]) or
3b) Delete Volume N using BING (Clear Boot Sector or Wipe Partition?)

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Re: How to onvert to NTFS with 4096 cluster size

Postby sigi » Tue Oct 23, 2012 5:16 pm

I thought that I could ask a BING question in the BING Forum. I have bought both BING and BIBM but I still prefer to work with BING (version 1.87) and would like to know whether my steps 1 to 4 would work and whether I should wipe Volume N or reformat it NTFS before copying back Volume R there.
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Re: How to onvert to NTFS with 4096 cluster size

Postby TeraByte Support » Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:22 pm

BING is no longer supported .. but for copy, the target has to be
unpartitioned area. If I recall, slide was used to do alignment in that
version, checkbox.

"sigi" wrote in message news:3564@public.bootitng...

I thought that I could ask a BING question in the BING Forum. I have bought
both BING and BIBM but I still prefer to work with BING (version 1.87) and
would like to know whether my steps 1 to 4 would work and whether I should
wipe Volume N or reformat it NTFS before copying back Volume R there.

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Re: How to onvert to NTFS with 4096 cluster size

Postby DrTeeth » Thu Nov 29, 2012 2:01 am

The 'align' function resulted in 512 clusters for me so did not work.

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