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I'm kind of lost on how I should initialize my new 2TB Hitachi hdd. I have an option of either choosing MBR or GPT, both which confuses me. Can someone shed some light on which I should pick and why?
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If this is going to your boot drive, it must be MBR. Your motherboard does not support UEFI so it cannot boot off a GPT partition.


http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/device...t_faq.mspx#E2F
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Thanks for clarifying that DuckieHo.
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