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Hi guys

I recently bought a couple of 3Tb HDDs which are larger than I'm used to using.

Are there any disadvantages to setting these to GPT?

I'm not looking to boot from them. They're purely for data storage.

 

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11 minutes ago, Dougal said:

Are there any disadvantages to setting these to GPT?

As far as I know, there's not any disadvantages of using GPT disks. 

Be aware, that if you're going to boot from it, GPT only supports UEFI and not legacy boot systems... 🙂

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No disadvantage on a modern PC with a UEFI BIOS and a current OS.  GPT is a requirement if you want a partition larger than 2GB.

Regards

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Thanks guys, i thought as much, but there's so much (mis)information out there, thought i'd check it out here.

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3 hours ago, w6kd said:

GPT is a requirement if you want a partition larger than 2GB.

I think you mean 2TB (otherwise we'd all have needed GPT drives for many years!).

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2 hours ago, vortex681 said:

I think you mean 2TB (otherwise we'd all have needed GPT drives for many years!).

Errr, yeah, 2 o' dem Tarrybites, that's what ah's a-sayin'  😛

 

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