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Old November 5, 2010, 01:45 PM
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I'm sort of stoked...

Anyone know when we can expect the change? I know it's basically going to make all current motherboards that utilize the MBR bricks if you use the then current hdd's.
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Old November 6, 2010, 10:46 AM
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NONE of you know what GUID is? :P
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Old November 6, 2010, 11:00 AM
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Oh we know about it...just most dont care (its been in MS since Vista)....YET.

I love it as it was the only easy way to get my Seagate 3TB HDD to be seen as ONE drive. ;)

When the extra beefy hard drives get cheap...more and more will learn of the benefits of GPT.
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Old November 6, 2010, 11:07 AM
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Even Windows XP 64-bit could use GPT partitioning tables. I've been using GPT since ~ 2005 on RAID arrrays.
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Your right! I forgotten all about 64bit XP. :)
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Old November 6, 2010, 02:10 PM
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Oh I know that.. I was just under the understanding that it's expected to take over FIANLLY in the next year or so..
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I still use single 250G drives on all of my builds so it's kinda "meh" unless somebody suggests that it'll greatly improve access / write times. ;)
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Oh I know that.. I was just under the understanding that it's expected to take over FIANLLY in the next year or so..
With EFI enabled systems it will definitely be more useful if you want to boot from a drive larger than 2TB. But there isn't any difference in terms of performance.

And w/ SSD's growing in popularity booting from drives larger than 3TB is hardly something most people need.
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SSDs will hit 2TB+ eventually. It is better that we be ready for them. :P
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