Windows 10: Installation on 3TB disk (Non Uefi)

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  1.    22 Mar 2016 #11

    cereberus said: View Post
    Reason is simple - MBR maximum drive size is 2.2TB - see my link earlier.
    I know that. But I would define a couple of partitions smaller tham 2.2TBs.
    Last edited by whs; 23 Mar 2016 at 12:29.
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  2.    22 Mar 2016 #12

    Hi,

    cereberus said: View Post
    Reason is simple - MBR maximum drive size is 2.2TB - see my link earlier.
    Only if you want to boot from it that is.

    Cheers,
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  3.    22 Mar 2016 #13

    whs said: View Post
    I know that. But I would define a couple of partitions smaller tham 2.2GBs.
    The point is the SUM of ALL partitions is 2.2 TB - this is defined by the MBR that can only access up to 2.2TB - there is only one MBR without special software.
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  4.    22 Mar 2016 #14

    fdegrove said: View Post
    Hi,



    Only if you want to boot from it that is.

    Cheers,
    No - it is irrelevant.

    You are confusing the fact that you cannot use a gpt drive to boot from in legacy bios, which restricts drive size to 2.2TB but you can use the 3TB drive as a gpt formatted drive in legacy bios if you do not put OS on that drive.
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