GPT: What Is It Meaning?
Here you will find out:
- what is GPT
- what is the difference between protective and hybrid MBR
- how DiskInternals can help you
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What is GPT?
GPT (GUID Partition Table) is one of the elements of UEFI.
Its main function is based on measuring the start and endpoints of each section. In fact, this is the same as the ICBM, only in BIOS. At the same time, the GPT is a more advanced method with many sophisticated options. It's hard to believe, but the number of partitions in one disk can reach 264, and a disk with GPT has a built-in multi-loader.
It should be noted that GPT is built into Windows since Vista.
What is protective MBR?
GPT has a so-called "protective MBR”, which is necessary for the system to know to prevent a situation in which the old utility will identify an untagged GPT disk, and then simply rewrite GPT data with MBR information.
Roughly speaking, there will be no dubbing and you will be protected.
What is a hybrid MBR?
Some disk utilities can create a hybrid MBR that, in addition to the EFI GPT partition, can point to three or fewer MBR partitions.
Hybrid boot records allow you to install operating systems that cannot work within a disk with GPT partitions. It is easy to show in old versions of Windows (before Windows Vista); however, it is worth noting that such a partition table is non-standard, and rarely used in practice; so few specialists are properly trained in it.
What happens to data if GPT is damaged?
Here the answer is unequivocal: the data will not be available.
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