Diskpart question-convert from GPT to MBR on a flash drive

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  1. Posts : 4,557
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       #31

    They work great, and look at that price I`m getting 2 more for my X299 :)

    Seagate BarraCuda ST4000DM004 4TB 256MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb Hard Drives - Newegg.com
    Last edited by AddRAM; 08 Jan 2018 at 02:14. Reason: New Link added
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  2. Posts : 985
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    Thread Starter
       #32

    AddRAM said:
    They work great, and look at that price I`m getting 2 more for my X299 :)

    Seagate BarraCuda ST4000DM005 4TB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb Hard Drive Bare Drive - Newegg.com
    They are cheap. I see you've got an eye for a bargain. You do right ..we have to shop around nowadays!! You must have some serious storage needs lol
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  3. Posts : 2,790
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       #33

    @AddRAM
    You might want to look at this, $5 cheaper but also has 256MB cache which is better than 64MB:
    https://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Barra...da+ST4000DM005
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  4. Posts : 4,557
    Windows 10 Pro
       #34

    Good catch, I must have used an older link I had. They are actually the ones I have, above link fixed.

    Seagate BarraCuda ST4000DM004 4TB 256MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb Hard Drives - Newegg.com

    $208.94 vs $213.64 but I get them much faster from Newegg because there is a warehouse in NJ, so the extra $5.00 is worth it to me. :)
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       #35

    @sportsfan148
    Here's something for you. Plug in a USB stick, download the attachment, unzip, open Admin command prompt then run makeUSB.bat
    NOTE: Command prompt must be run under the folder that you save makeUSB.bat
    Save you some typing.
    IMPORTANT: Make sure you select the correct USB disk #.
    MakeUSB.rar

    Here's the screen shot:
    Diskpart question-convert from GPT to MBR on a flash drive-p1.jpg
    Last edited by topgundcp; 20 Jan 2018 at 00:56.
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  6. Posts : 4,557
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       #36

    I just noticed with the updated Newegg link I just posted, the drives are sold by goharddrive right now and not Newegg, I don't like how Newegg does that. (But they are just helping meet demand so that`s good)

    So Amazon would be the way to go, who knows where goharddrive is

    When Newegg gets them back in stock they will raise the price.
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  7. Posts : 4,557
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       #37

    sportsfan148 said:
    They are cheap. I see you've got an eye for a bargain. You do right ..we have to shop around nowadays!! You must have some serious storage needs lol
    Well, if you read the label of each drive, that says it all
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  8. Posts : 985
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    Thread Starter
       #38

    topgundcp said:
    @sportsfan148
    Here's something for you. Plug in a USB stick, download the attachment, unzip, open Admin command prompt then run makeUSB.bat
    NOTE: Command prompt must be run under the folder that you save makeUSB.bat
    Save you some typing.
    IMPORTANT: Make sure you select the correct USB disk #.

    Attachment 171463

    Here's the screen shot:
    Diskpart question-convert from GPT to MBR on a flash drive-p1.jpg
    Thanks mate
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  9. Posts : 985
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    Thread Starter
       #39

    NavyLCDR said:
    If you want to insert all of the optional commands its:

    diskpart
    list disk
    select disk #
    clean
    convert mbr
    create part pri
    select part 1
    format fs=fat32 quick
    assign
    active
    exit
    exit

    Straight through. Nothing in between. No exiting diskpart in the middle. No removing or re-inserting the flash drive. No rebooting the computer. No stopping for a cigarette break. Just straight through. The optional commands are in bold. You should not need them.
    Hi Navy. Ive been trying to do the above this weekend without success. I followed the process exactly except I didn't use the Assign command and instead of quick format I performed a full format by removing "quick". Ive had two attempts with two different flash drives and each time I got the following error straight after the "Active" command was typed. "Diskpart has encountered an error. The system cannot find the file specified. See the system event log for more information". At the time of the error there are no errors shown in the system event log. All the other commands were successful.
    I ran an SFC scan on my laptop to see if anything was wrong and checked for malware. Everything is fine. Can anybody tell me what Im doing wrong?
    As regards the Active command..what should I do? I'm concerned now that because of this error my flash drive might be corrupted so I'm going to have to do all the commands again to be sure that everything has been done correctly.
    I was wondering if I could do this instead
    diskpart
    list disk
    select disk #
    clean
    convert mbr
    Then..finish the rest of the process using Disk Management.
    I'm thinking that I might not need the Active command because my system is UEFI boot but that doesn't answer why I'm having this error message.
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  10. Posts : 1,098
    Win 10 pro Upgraded from 8.1
       #40

    cereberus said:
    Not everybody uses 250GB SSDs.

    You get secure boot as well.

    If users have large drives (>2.2 TB, you need to be using UEFI if drive has OS. In fact, if any drive is >2.2 TB, you need to make it GPT.

    Just because you see no need for more than 4 Primary partitions, it depends if user decides to dual boot etc.

    Your comment is only based on your personal needs and cannot be considered to apply to all cases.
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