Convert MBR to GPT Disk

Summary

This tutorial will share IM-Magic Partition Resizer to all Windows users to convert MBR disk to GPT disk with ease.

Andrew Wright

July 31, 2014

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MBR to GPT Disk Converter Download

Download IM-Magic Partition Resizer Server to convert MBR to GPT disk. It is free from risk and secure.

How to Convert MBR to GPT Disk?

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If you want to convert MBR to GPT disk, you need to rely on third-party converting tool. IM-Magic Partition Resizer has the function of converting MBR to GPT without losing any data. You can follow the steps below to convert MBP to GPT disk.


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Step 1:
Download, install and run IM-Magic Partition Resizer. Right click the disk you want to convert and choose "Convert to GPT Disk".

Step 2:
Click "OK" to convert the disk.

Step 3:
Click "Apply" to accomplish the converting.

 

Pay Attention
IM-Magic Partition Resizer is a good program that enables you to convert MBR to GPT disk effectively and easily. However, after converting, you cannot convert the GPT disk back to MBR disk.

Important Note: if a disk contains system/boot partition, it cannot be converted to GPT or your system would become unbootable.

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Want to Convert MBR to GPT Disk?

Sometimes, you may want to convert MBR to GPT. How much do you know about MBR and GPT disk? Well, when building a new hard disk in computer, you often need to format the new hard disk in order to make it available. When formatting the hard disk, Windows system will give you two options: MBR and GPT. Simply say, both MBR and GPT are two different modes of formatting your hard disk and both of them have their own advantages and disadvantages.

Why Convert MBR to GPT Disk?

MBR, namely Master Boot Record, is the first sector of a hard disk. Usually, MBR contains primary partitions, extended partition and logical partitions. MBR is widely used by lots of people, but sometimes, you may want to convert MBR to GPT disk due to some reasons. MBR has the following disadvantages:

  • MBR disk only supports disk size up to 2TB
  • MBR disk only supports 4 primary partitions at most, or 3 primary partitions plus 1 extended partition.
  • MBR cannot exist in a media that cannot be partitioned.

Therefore, if the disk size is up to 2TB or if you want to create more than 4 primary partitions, you may need to convert MBR to GPT disk.

About GPT Disk

GPT, namely GUID Partition Table, provides a more flexible principle for partitioning a hard disk. GPT has been developed only a short time, but its advantages are visible. Therefore, more and more people are interested in learning more about GPT disk and want to convert MBR to GPT disk.

Advantages of GPT Disk

  • GPT disk supports disk size more than 2TB
  • GPT can support unlimited number of partitions
  • GPT has no limitations to the size of partitions
  • Every partition on GPT can have a same partition
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    Although GPT disk has those advantages, it also has its limitations that GPT cannot work on all Windows operating system. For example, Windows XP and Windows 2000 are unable to support GPT disk. If you don’t convert GPT to MBP disk on Windows which cannot support GPT disk, you will be unable to access data. Therefore, you can boot from a GPT disk only if your computer has an operating system Like Windows 7 or Windows Vista that supports GPT disk and the motherboard has an EFI BIOS.


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