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What is the meaning of GPT partition in Windows Server?

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What is the meaning of GPT partition in Windows Server?
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There are two types of disk partitioning currently supported by Windows:  GPT and UEFI.

MBR is the traditional partition system.

GPT is the newer system and should probably be used on all new deployments.
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What is the difference between UEFI and GPT partitions?
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Read this article.

http://www.howtogeek.com/193669/whats-the-difference-between-gpt-and-mbr-when-partitioning-a-drive/

I'd use GPT if you can especially if you are using SSDs.

http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-2122687/gpt-mbr.html

One limitation of MBR is that it cannot handle disks larger than 2TB.
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UEFI is the firmware installed in the PC.

"The EFI system partition (ESP) is a partition on a data storage device used by computers adhering to the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI)."
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Nice Answer, really helpful. Thanks.
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