What’s the difference between MBR and GPT partition styles? What do each do?

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What’s the difference between MBR and GPT partition styles? What do each do?

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The MBR is a much older system that dates to the original IBM PCs in the 1980s. It can’t support drives over 2TB and has a few other limitations.

GPT is a much more modern system that was introduced along with the switch from BIOS to UEFI firmware. If you’re working with modern hardware, you should pretty much use it every time.