By Dervish / Last update January 21, 2022

When partitioning their own system, many users do not know whether the win10 partition format is GPT or MBR due to the different hard disks used by users. For this reason, we have brought you a detailed introduction to help you understand the difference between the two.

Win10 partition format GPT or MBR

If you are using more than 3T hard drive, you can use GPT. GPT is more advanced than MBR, but MBR is still more powerful in terms of compatibility. Of course, this can also be completely selected according to the user's preferences.

The difference between GPT and MBR

Number of supported partitions

1. MBR supports up to 4 primary partitions.

2. GPT is not limited by the number of partitions.

Supported hard disk size

1. MBR only supports up to 2 TB hard disk.

2. GPT supports up to 18 EB hard disk.

PS: 1 EB=1024 PB, PB=1024 TB.

The degree of damage is different

1. MBR has its own startup code. Once it is damaged, it cannot be started and must be repaired.

2. GPT reduces the risk of damage and saves a copy of the partition table at the end of the hard drive.

The compatibility is different

1. MBR has the best compatibility.

2. The compatibility of GPT is not so good, so it is at the very beginning of the partition table.