[qanda]This thread is about the Western Digital My Bookâ„¢ World Edition 1TB. Click here to see full specs[/qanda]Alright I have been backing up video projects to external hard drives for some time now all of which have been formatted to NTFS. I use a Windows XP operating system for editing and backup of all files related to the Video projects.
I recently bought a couple more hard drives from Best Buy (the western digital 1 terabyte my book) and found that they were all formatted to FAT. No big deal, I right clicked on the drive in my computer and selected quick format to NTFS. I have been selecting the default allocation size but I don’t know exactly what that means. I don’t want to format all my drives this way to find out later that I have been screwing myself over.
What does the default allocation size mean and is it the best route to use for backing up video? I have already determined that I should be using NTFS because FAT just cannot handle the larger file sizes required for the video.
Thank you very much for your time!