I'm formatting a drive using NTFS which will be dedicated as a file share for users to centrally store their files. The files will likely be large (10's to 100's of megabytes).
Someone suggested that using a large allocation unit size than the default 4k (e.g. 64k) will make it perform better. I think I understand the basic principle behind it, but I'm not sure if its valid in practice. Will this truly make a difference or is this something that may cause more problems than it solves?