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Windows 7: How to add 3Tb drv for music: initialize as MBR or GPT?

24 Oct 2014   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
How to add 3Tb drv for music: initialize as MBR or GPT?

I want to add this 3tb drive as a digital music repository, from which I will play my ripped CDs. It is installed and the PC (Win7 Prof) asked if I wanted to initialize as MBR or GPT?

I have the OS on a SSD, have a 500GB HDD installed for games etc.

Well gurus, which option do I select?

Thanks in advance,

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24 Oct 2014   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

Pretty sure any thing above 2.2 terabytes requires GPT.
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24 Oct 2014   #3

Windows 7 Professional X64


MBR works with disks up to 2 TB in size, but it canít handle disks with more than 2 TB of space. MBR also only supports up to four primary partitions
What?s the Difference Between GPT and MBR When Partitioning a Drive?
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24 Oct 2014   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Many thanks for the replies. GPT it is.....
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