Hpt366 on BE6 allocation units transferred per cycle?

Discussion in 'Abit' started by hep me!, Aug 19, 2003.

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    Does the number of allocation units (at 512-bytes/sector) a Maxtor 6 L040J2
    38172MB (40-billion byte, ATA-133 running 1.25.0.10 Hpt366 drivers on XP Pro
    SP-1 with NTFS volumes) hard drive transfers per cycle vary inversely with
    allocation unit size or is it constant? Does CPU utilization vary similarly or
    is it constant?

    Distilled, would setting the allocation unit to the maximum NTFS-allowed size
    yield the maximum byte transfer rate? If so, any reason not to do so
    (discounting "slack space" concerns)?
     
    hep me!, Aug 19, 2003
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