When trying to format a new volume in the Windows New Volume Wizard, the following error message appears:
"The format operation did not complete because the cluster count is higher than expected."
Larger volumes in Windows require a higher allocation size in order to format correctly. The following table illustrates the different sizes:
7 MB - 512 MB
|NTFS Cluser Size|
|513 MB - 1,024 MB||1 KB|
|1,025 MB - 2 GB||2 KB|
|2 GB - 2 TB||4 KB|
|2 TB - 4 TB||8 KB|
|4 TB - 8 TB||16 KB|
|8 TB - 16 TB||32 KB|
|16 TB - 32 TB||64 KB|
Based on the volume size, select the appropriate cluster size:
Once the appropriate allocation unit size is selected, the volume should format properly.