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Difference between MBR and GPT in hard disk

17 Feb

Difference between MBR and GPT in hard disk

MBR:Master Boot Recorded

  • This option found in all operating  System
  • This option found if your disk type is basic not dynamic
  • You can setup any operating system 64bit or 32bit
  • You can make Dual booting because you have option make partition as active so you can setup more than one operation system in this hard
  • In windows XP  you can create 4 primary partition
  • In windows vista,7,2003 you can create 3 partition (Mandatory) and 128 logical partition
  • In windows 2008 can create 3 partition (Mandatory) and unlimited  logical partition
  • Support 3 file system Fat 16 , Fat 32 ,  NTFS
  • Mix mum Size of the partition is 2TB

GPT :GUID Partition Table

  • This option found in All operating system expected XP so in xp all hard disks if it basic it will be MBR
  • This option found if your disk type is basic not dynamic
  • Any operating system can running in this partition but must be 64bit if it 32bit will not running
  • You can’t make Dual booting because you don’t have option make partition as active like in MPR so you can’t setup more than one operating system
  • In windows 7,2003,2008 you can create 128 primary partition
  • You can’t create logical partition
  • Support one file system NTFS only
  • Mix mum size of the partition is 256 TB

 
2 Comments

Posted by on February 17, 2012 in Introducation

 

2 responses to “Difference between MBR and GPT in hard disk

  1. Max

    May 3, 2013 at 9:26 AM

    Hi, just wanted to say, I enjoyed this blog post.
    It was inspiring. Keep on posting!

     

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