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Formatting a Velociraptor

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Hi thereWell I've bought all my kit for the new PC and built it last night. Decided to go for the more future-proof i7 even though I run FS9... But I do have the 920 (2.66Ghz) clocked at 3.6Ghz!! :( My main drive is a WD Caviar Black 640Gb /32Mb cache drive, which I have installed Vista x64 onto. I did not choose any formatting options during install so presume it's just used the default for that. My "flight sim drive" is a WD Velociraptor 300Gb, which I as yet have done nothing with.My question is this, when I came to format it just now, it struck me that somewhere round here I have read it should be formatted with 64k clusters, rather than the default 4... Is that true/correct? Or is it my imagination? I did try to look through Nicks install guide but right now can't find mention of it.Can someone please give me a brief yes/no as I obviously want to get this drive prepped now and get Flight sim on it !!!Many thanks,Mike..

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Hi thereWell I've bought all my kit for the new PC and built it last night. Decided to go for the more future-proof i7 even though I run FS9... But I do have the 920 (2.66Ghz) clocked at 3.6Ghz!! :( My main drive is a WD Caviar Black 640Gb /32Mb cache drive, which I have installed Vista x64 onto. I did not choose any formatting options during install so presume it's just used the default for that. My "flight sim drive" is a WD Velociraptor 300Gb, which I as yet have done nothing with.My question is this, when I came to format it just now, it struck me that somewhere round here I have read it should be formatted with 64k clusters, rather than the default 4... Is that true/correct? Or is it my imagination? I did try to look through Nicks install guide but right now can't find mention of it.Can someone please give me a brief yes/no as I obviously want to get this drive prepped now and get Flight sim on it !!!Many thanks,Mike..
That's how I did it. Formatted my FSX Vrap with 64K clusters. I am 98% sure that's what Nick recommends.Edit: Ok, 100% sure now, found some posts. http://forums1.avsim.net/index.php?showtop...hl=64K+clusters

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