Every computer user is familiar with disk because it is a storage device which we use to store data. And computer disks are divided into two types in architectures including MBR and GPT. For common users, disks work in the form of MBR and GPT is rarely used. However, we should know something about GPT disk.
GPT disk, put forward in Windows Server 2003, is disk partition architecture based on the extensible firmware interface of Itanium computer. Compared with MBR, GPT disk has many advantages. It allows at most 128 partitions in every disk while MBR only allows at most 4 primary partitions or 3 primary partitions with an extended partition and unlimited logical drives. In addition, GPT disk has higher security and stability because the primary disk partition table can be used on redundancy in GPT disk and GPT disk supports single disk and partition ID. Seeing so many advantages of GTP disk, perhaps many users are eager to initialize MBR disk to GPT disk. However, it is not easy to initialize MBR to GPT disk. We have to resort to some partition magic. Searching on the internet, we can find a lot of partition magic. But not all of them could initialize MBR to GPT disk. The inferior partition magic may destroy disk structure and cause serious losses. We must be cautious when we initialize MBR to GPT disk. MiniTool Partition Wizard, a professional partition magic, is recommended because it can help us initialize MBR to GPT safely without damaging disk. Then we'll introduce how to initialize MBR to GPT disk with MiniTool Partition Wizard.
Select the disk that will be initialized and click "Initialize to GPT Disk", then click "Apply" to perform the operation. The following window is shown.
We have successfully initialized disk to GPT by employing the function "Initialize to GPT Disk". In the initialized disk, there is an "Other" partition which works as redundancy and improves disk security. NOTE: In order to initialize MBR disk to GPT disk, there should be no partition in disk. If there is, we need to back up data and then delete all partitions in the disk that will be initialized. Data backup can be realized by copying the whole partition with MiniTool Partition Wizard.
The partition magic MiniTool Partition Wizard is so miraculous that we can perform comprehensive partition management operations with it.
Realizing comprehensive disk management with MiniTool Partition Wizard
MiniTool Partition Wizard, published by the professional software development company MiniTool Solution Ltd., is professional partition magic with powerful functions. With it, we can perform basic and dynamic disk management operations. It supports MBR as well as GPT disk. By using it, we can create partitions and volumes, resize partition, merge partition, copy partition, perform surface test, etc. It can also be used to recover lost partition. Its wiping function helps us prevent the deleted data from being leaked. More information can be got on the official website. If you encounter any problem in the process of managing partition, we can also visit the official website https://www.partitionwizard.com/.