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New Evolution Spiral: 3 TB Hard Disk Drives Roundup
Linu? boots GPT drive on PC/BIOS machine normally.
"...the standard BIOS cannot work with GPT partitions. That is, the OS will see such partitions, but must be installed on an MBR one for the computer to boot it up. It is only computers with the mentioned EFI (instead of BIOS) that can boot up from GPT partitions but EFI mainboards are very few as yet..."
This is bullshit. BIOS can work with GPT. In fact, BIOS can work with any partition scheme, if the first 440B of the drive contain beginning of the bootloader. It is only Microsoft fault, that Windows in 21st century boots like MS-DOS and use obolete MS-DOS partitioning scheme (containing only 4 partitions up to 2TB in the table). Blame Windows, not BIOS. Other OSes can boot GPT on BIOS machine.
Performance is good to know but first I want silence
Also, I agree for noise tests. But you need to fill those monsters wit billion of small files in order to test in properly. Please, for next time.
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