My GSA Backup drive is running out of space.
So, I bought a SSD drive. Not a PCI NAND drive-stick, as speed is not essential for backups, and I'd rather have the enclosure to protect components. (I want to have my C on NAND tho; the extra spreed is worthwhile..at the very least need to connect PCI to SATA data...not as quick but still faster than just via SATA data port)
Anyway, it's a 1 TB drive. Not the fastest, but it's OK.
I am setting it up with NTFS file system.
I was thinking setting the block size to smallest may be good, as GSA has tons of tony files and this will save space in that the last block will not have as many empty bytes.
For a 1TB drive, I read that the default sector size is 4096 bytes. Should I set it instead to 512 K?
In the end, this won't give me that much more storage space.
If I have ~600,000 files associated with SER
at most each file could shave 3584 kb
that would, at BEST (an impossible best, statistically, I'm sure due to varying file sizes)
Is it worth it? I know it will slow down the drive.
To save 2 megs on a 1 TB drive seems ludicrious...
BTW,any other tweaks in setting that may help, would be appreciated.