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Old 03-31-2010, 10:47 AM   #1
lmarion
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Mount an NTFS drive which has a different block size


Hi,

I have reformatted my hard drive with allocation size 64K(formatted on windows with 64k setting) for a better performance on my WDTV HD media player(dealing with large files). When I mount this drive on Linux, the properties tells me that
"blksize=4096".

If I keep writing files using this default setting(blksize=4096) to my NTFS formatted hard drive, will my WDTV be able to benefit from the performance improvement of 64k allocation size ?
I am confused, Does it have anything to do with "blksize=4096". ?



Should I try and mount my hard drive with a larger blksize ?
I did some research on google but couldn't find an option to increase the blksize when mounting an NTFS pre-formatted drive.


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Old 03-31-2010, 06:43 PM   #2
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Not sure you can but see this thread for a good mount command that may work. http://linux-howto-guide.blogspot.co...ite-speed.html

$ sudo mount -t ntfs-3g -o sync,user,umask=0002 /dev/sdb1 /mnt/flash/ example.
 
  


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