NTFS Partition Question



AWU
07-10-2005, 01:16 AM
I noticed that on my freshly formatted NTFS partitions, approximately 64
to 68 MB is missing on all of them (two 50 GB and two 124 GB partitions,
in total). I assume this space is devoted to internal file system
management, but I just wanted to confirm. For some reason, it struck me
as an excessively large amount of space to be 'taken off the top', so to
speak. Then again, I don't think I've checked how much of the disk the
file system itself uses since FAT32.

Thank you kindly,
AWU

Rick \Nutcase\ Rogers
07-10-2005, 01:16 AM
Hi,

1) Depends on how the partition is aligned, this will always lose some
space.

2) Difference between how the manufacture defines a GB (1,000,000,000 bytes)
and how Windows defines a GB (2^30 or 1,073,741,824 bytes).

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Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
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"AWU" <awu_nospam@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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>I noticed that on my freshly formatted NTFS partitions, approximately 64 to
>68 MB is missing on all of them (two 50 GB and two 124 GB partitions, in
>total). I assume this space is devoted to internal file system management,
>but I just wanted to confirm. For some reason, it struck me as an
>excessively large amount of space to be 'taken off the top', so to speak.
>Then again, I don't think I've checked how much of the disk the file system
>itself uses since FAT32.
>
> Thank you kindly,
> AWU


NTFS Partition Question