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  • Hard Drives
  • Windows 7
  • External Hard Drive
  • Western Digital
  • Storage
Last response: in Storage
September 18, 2011 11:31:47 PM

Hi there any help greatly appreciated.

MBR or GPT partitioning style is best for WD 80GB External Hard drives to access from Windows 7, Windows XP and WIndows Server 2003
I have Western Digital 80gb and 2TB
External Hard Drives.
Iam trying to initialize the Hard disks.

In the Computer--Disk Management
I tried to initialize them. It is asking

me the Partition style
for the selected disks. MBR or GPT

partioning style is best.
I need to access these drives for storage

through USB from
Computers having Windows7 Professional

64bit, Windows XP
and Windows Server 2003.

Thanks & Regards,

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September 19, 2011 2:31:47 AM

Use MBR partitions. The only reason to use GPT partitions is for drives larger than 2TB.