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installing SSD [MBR or GPT]

7 minutes ago, tautvydas said:

i dont want to install windows on it, thats why i'm unsure what to do, i just plan on putting 2-3 games that benefit from ssd while everything else is on my hdd

Use GPT. As long as you don't dual boot Windows XP in your spare time there is no difference.

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okay so baiscly i just installed my SSD into PC and now i want to make that space usable so i go to the disk manager and i get this message
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now i'm unusre on how should i proceed. isint MBR is more used on drives that actually boot windows ? or i'm i missing something
 

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gpt should be fine

 

exept if you run older windows versions too on the same disk


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Go with GPT... Except if you're planning on installing the OS on to the SSD then you're doing it wrong.


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1 minute ago, Spotty said:

Go with GPT... Except if you're planning on installing the OS on to the SSD then you're doing it wrong.

i dont want to install windows on it, thats why i'm unsure what to do, i just plan on putting 2-3 games that benefit from ssd while everything else is on my hdd

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7 minutes ago, tautvydas said:

i dont want to install windows on it, thats why i'm unsure what to do, i just plan on putting 2-3 games that benefit from ssd while everything else is on my hdd

Use GPT. As long as you don't dual boot Windows XP in your spare time there is no difference.


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9 hours ago, BobVonBob said:

Use GPT. As long as you don't dual boot Windows XP in your spare time there is no difference.

Windows 7 and up can boot from GPT.

[edit] Incorrect. Vista 64-bit has support for it[/edit]

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4 hours ago, tautvydas said:

i dont want to install windows on it, thats why i'm unsure what to do, i just plan on putting 2-3 games that benefit from ssd while everything else is on my hdd

It doesn't matter then. You can use either. It only matters if you plan to use it as your boot drive (where your OS will be. In such case: If your system is UEFI supported and enabled: GPT is your only choice. If your system is BIOS based or UEFI but disabled (emulates the old BIOS), then MBR is your only choice)

 

That said, while, in your case, you don't care which you pick, for other readers and for learning when it matters for secondary drives:

GPT gives you support for partitions greater than 2TB, and as many partitions as you want, MBR you are limited to 4 (or up to 3 with the last one extended for ore partitions), not so for GPT.

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5 hours ago, GoodBytes said:

Windows 7 and up can boot from GPT.

 

64-bit Vista can also boot from GPT, at least with a UEFI system.

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Can Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, and later read, write, and boot from GPT disks?

Yes, all versions can use GPT partitioned disks for data. Booting is only supported for 64-bit editions on UEFI-based systems.

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/manufacture/desktop/windows-and-gpt-faq


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