Post pictures of your storagenode rig(s)

The 32TB is SMR, can’t wait to see the first SNO asking for help… :sweat_smile:

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That would be dependent on OS i guess, windows is 8k clusters since bigger than 16TB.
AFAIK
My 20TB 8k cluster runs verry well. it jumped from 5 to 8TB used, in this month.

Not on lousy file systems.

…$ truncate -s $((1024 * 1024 * 1024 * 1024 * 1024)) testfs
…$ ls -lh testfs
-rw-r--r-- 1 … 1.0P Jun 10 23:43 testfs
…$ time /sbin/mkfs.ext4 testfs
mke2fs 1.47.0 (5-Feb-2023)
Discarding device blocks: 0/27487790694done                            
Creating filesystem with 274877906944 4k blocks and 4160749568 inodes
Filesystem UUID: 696b877e-0130-4ca7-a4fb-36a19e13745a
Superblock backups stored on blocks: …
…$ stat testfs
  File: testfs
  Size: 1125899906842624	Blocks: 9437720    IO Block: 4096   regular file
    …
…$ /sbin/dumpe2fs -h testfs | grep Block.size
dumpe2fs 1.47.0 (5-Feb-2023)
Block size:               4096
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I believe you can go way up with ext4 and x64bit OS, using 4K format.
https://www.kernel.org/doc/html/latest/filesystems/ext4/overview.html#blocks

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