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GPT vs MBR for my Samsung 840 EVO 1TB drives?

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My laptop came with a 256 GB SSD + 1 TB HDD when I bought it that were both formatted in GPT mode

 

Now from what I know is that GPT enables support support for 2 TB + partitions which isn't needed in my case

 

I also read on some forums that they recommend MBR but noone says why?

 

Performance wise, does GPT offer anything better than MBR?

 

On a side note, my 3TB WD My Book external USB 3.0 HDD came formatted as MBR and it is more than 2 TB so I don't see where the glory of GPT offering 2TB+ support is?

 

Which is faster? for both and other operations? GPT or MBR?

post #2 of 6
There is hardly no speed difference at all. GPT is more compliment to UEFI systems and offers additional protection (secure boot), recognition and use of partitions or hard drives bigger than 2TB, plus the ability to have up to 128 primary partitions. Anything below 2TB is fine with MBR. I guess you can choose whatever you want, but in the end, you won't see a difference unless your running a mechanical hard drive or SSD higher than 2TB.

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alright i'll keep it as GPT then

 

thanks

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Not a problem.
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I just did actually, but he adds nothing new to what I usually do :)

 

That's how I've always been doing it.

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I just did actually, but he adds nothing new to what I usually do smile.gif

That's how I've always been doing it.

Fair enough mate. smile.gif
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