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I am installing Win 7 64 on my new M4 128GB SSD. When I boot from the windows cd to install I can choose UEFI boot or not in the bios. To do the UEFI install I have to use GPT instead of MBR.

So the question is, should i boot in UEFI and use a GPT partition or boot normal and install to a MBR partition?
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The only advantage of UEFI/GPT to my knowledge is being able to use partitions >2.2TB. If you aren't going to do that I would just do a regular install with MBR, but if you plan on partitions that large now or in the future, go with UEFI/GPT.
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A few people said that the UEFI would be faster to boot.
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UEFI will be way way faster, and not to mention that GPT will allow much safer data storage. You also gain redundancy in the partition data. GPT is the way of the future

here is some reading...http://thessdreview.com/raid-enterpr...br-partitions/
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Boot normal. Only use GPT if you need >2.2TB, like if you buy a 3TB drive.
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