Thanks, syg00, for the correction -- I consider the original advice misguided, possibly dangerous.
Because the block size of FAT file systems doubles as the total size crosses each power of 2, & because an average of half a block of disk wasted by each file, I always set the size of any FAT partition just short of the next power of 2. I think it is no accident that M$ has set a 32G limit on FAT32.
The classic case for me was a Maxtor 540 "MB", = 515 MiB, which when reformatted to 512 MiB, had a lot more usable space than it did originally. This was in the days of FAT16, & the saving was considerable.
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