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Old 09-03-09, 01:55 PM   #3
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Default Re: 3TB boot partition possible?

I've been doing some searching & reading, and although Vista x64 SP1 and later does support booting from GPT partitions, current BIOSes do not. They are compatible only with MBRs, but for >2TB partitions we need GPT, and to boot from GPT we need EFI (it would be theoretically possible to support GPT in BIOS as well, but nobody does that). So far only one obscure mobo from MSI got EFI update. Asus and others have nothing.

Guess I will buy 60GB SSD for OS (OCZ Summit), boot from that (MBR), and have RAID-5 as a single partition, using GPT. Both Vista and Win 7 can handle that.
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