What is the meaning of GPT partition in Windows Server?

Posted on 2016-09-25
Last Modified: 2016-09-25
What is the meaning of GPT partition in Windows Server?
Question by:satheesh kumar
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by:Dr. Klahn
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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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by:satheesh kumar
ID: 41814677
What is the difference between UEFI and GPT partitions?
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☠MAS☠ earned 500 total points
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Read this article.

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

One limitation of MBR is that it cannot handle disks larger than 2TB.
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by:Dr. Klahn
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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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by:satheesh kumar
ID: 41814704
Nice Answer, really helpful. Thanks.

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