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largest SATAIII hard drive that can be used as a single

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    largest SATAIII hard drive that can be used as a single


    Hi,
    What is the largest SATAIII hard drive that can be used as a single
    patrician with windows 8.1 64 bit formatted NTFS?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WalterW View Post
    Hi,
    What is the largest SATAIII hard drive that can be used as a single
    patrician with windows 8.1 64 bit formatted NTFS?
    2 terabytes should be considered the practical limit for both physical and logical volumes using NTFS.
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    Have a look at this tutorial from Brink.

    Convert MBR Disk to GPT Disk - Windows 7 Help Forums
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    Differences Between MBR and GPT Disks:
    • MBR disks are supported (readable) by all Windows operating systems.
      • GPT disks are only supported (readable) by Windows server 2003 SP1 +, XP 64-bit, Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows 8, and above.

    • MBR disks use the standard BIOS partition table.

    • MBR disks supports up to 2TB per single partition.
      • GPT disks supports up to 256TB per single partition in Windows.

    • MBR disks supports up to 4 Primary partitions or 3 Primary partitions and 1 Extended partition with up to 128 logical volumes in the extended partition.
      • GPT disks supports up to 128 Primary partitions.

    • Removable disks are MBR disks by default.
      • Removable disks cannot be converted into a GPT disk.

    Source: Brink Tutorial
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