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Hi I installed a 1 tb samsung f3 storage drive into my computer and have to initialize it so windows will see it. It will only be storage and programs, beacuse my os is on a ssd. Which one of these options do I choose? MBR or GPT when I initialize it?
 

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If you're only using it for Win 7 it makes little difference...

MBR: Only supports disks up to 2TB, can boot from disk using normal mobo
GPT: Can support disks >2TB, requires new BIOS to boot, not supported so far?
 

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Hi I installed a 1 tb samsung f3 storage drive into my computer and have to initialize it so windows will see it. It will only be storage and programs, beacuse my os is on a ssd. Which one of these options do I choose? MBR or GPT when I initialize it?
MBR is all you need for a 1TB drive.

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If you're only using it for Win 7 it makes little difference...

MBR: Only supports disks up to 2TB, can boot from disk using normal mobo
GPT: Can support disks >2TB, requires new BIOS to boot, not supported so far?
Depends on the system. EFI-capable systems have been around for a while. Just hasn't propagated much into the consumer-level market.
 

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Cool thanks for the information. I left my 1tb unpluged while I installed my os on my ssd so there would be no conflicts, so I have never had to mess with that stuff. I will use MBR for it.
 

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Cool thanks for the information. I left my 1tb unpluged while I installed my os on my ssd so there would be no conflicts, so I have never had to mess with that stuff. I will use MBR for it.
Can't you just go into disk management in windows?
 
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