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    Windows 8.1 pro 64bit

    seconday ssd


    I a bit stuck at the minute I have just put in a second ssd for just games and storage.in windows disk manager which type of partition do I set it to mbr or gpt this is not for my windows that's on another ssd thanks

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    MBR will work just fine on that SSD,you will not need GPT.
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  3. #3


    San Jose - California
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    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    Performance wise, it does not make any difference. GPT style support large HD > 2TB and can create more than 4 primary partitions. SSD is not even close to that size. So you can use either but personnaly I set it to MBR because if you happen to have a need to access/read from third party boot disk, some of them can't read GPT.
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    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    I have two SSD's in my laptop. The one with Windows installed on it is GPT. The second DATA drive is MBR. I just accepted the defaults when I partitioned and formatted the second drive. No iisues with my setup that I know of.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 23
    Windows 8.1 pro 64bit


    Thanks for the help all sorted now
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