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From 4k to 0.5 K allocation blocks in HFS+
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Andrew Gara
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Apr 7, 2001, 10:58 PM

I have my hard drive initialized as HFS + with 4k allocation blocks. Is there an easier way to get this to the tiny 0.5 K allocation blocks without re-initializing?

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Apr 7, 2001, 11:32 PM
Re-initialize you must, I'm afraid.

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Apr 7, 2001, 11:46 PM
Alsoft's Plus Maker takes you to 4k blocks, simply, quickly, without initializing. Have used it several
times - works beautifully.

Alsoft's Plus Maximizer takes you to .05k blocks - have not used it, so can't give an opinion.


[This message has been edited by WDL (edited 04-07-2001).]
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Apr 8, 2001, 12:15 AM
don't forget that if your allocation blocks are eight times smaller, your desktop database will be eight times larger, file access will most likely be slower, and fragmentation worse.
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