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Segmented Disk Image - Segment Size Recommendations

Do you have any recommendations on how large or small to make Segments of Segmented Disk Images when syncing via Dropbox?

100 MB seems to be the default, so I’ll assume that is the recommended size unless there’s a reason to increase it?

Note: I have a 2TB Dropbox account with lots of free space, FWIW.

Could you explain more about what you’re trying to do? Segmented .dmg images are mostly only used for read-only images, in which case there’s no problem with having a single big file. For writable disk images, I would use a .sparsebundle.

yes, I meant .sparsebundle

The default band size for a .sparsebundle is 8 MB, and that seems to work fine in my experience.

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