Best format size?

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Finally receoved some long awaited drives.
My question being, what is the best size to format these as?

My partitions are going to consist of:

C: OS
D: Temps / Swapfile.
E: Games and Apps.
F: Downloads / Storage.

Would i be right in saying, 4k for C + D, and 64k for the rest?
 
Don
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how many hard drives is it?

it's a good idea to keep your swapfile on C: if you're using one drive.


What I would do..

C:\OS & Pagefile

D:\Documents\
D:\Downloads\
D:\Games\
D:\Music\
D:\Programs\
D:\Temp\
D:\Videos\

Then I'd add D:\Temp and D:\Downloads to the custom folders list in ccleaner (so they get emptied each time you run ccleaner)


easier to just have two partitions instead of having to faff around changing sizes in the future
 
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Although it wasn't my main question it helps :)
Theres going to be 3, my current one plus 2 F3's in raid 0.
What would be the best size to format my partitions as?

I would like to keep some partitions to keep my most least important data at the edges of my disks.
 
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In my experience you probably won't notice a difference. The guys in the hard disk forum might be able to give you a really detailed answer.
 
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