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SSD initialize query

(Topic created: 04-04-2024 07:06 PM)
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Rob-Sam
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Just installed an 870 QVO 4TB SSD. It will be a photo storage drive, I need to know, if I am initializing it, does it have to be set as GUID Partition table?

I think Yes as it is not a larger C: System drive replacement.

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3Fees
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ExFat file system format is default for Android when drive or card is greater than 32GB.

Cheers
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Rob-Sam
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It's a desktop Win 10 PC 4TB drive, NOT mobile.

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STRATA
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HEY ROB-SAM if for photo backup, best bet if you dont mind or if you have an extra money to spend set a storage pool (software RAID) for backup, this way even if one drive fails it's still backed up, also I use that set up also for photos but offline so its not always powered on, also yes you have to intialize it and format it desired format for usage, so it depends on your needs if the drive (s) is going to be for just one computer EXFAT is fine to use, which is also capable of being used on other systems, but if not then do a quick search about storage formats for needs.
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Rob-Sam
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Thanks for the suggestions RAID = money 😞 

What I need is a definitive answer. I've installed an 870 QVO SSD. It needs configuring, How?

Using diskmgmnt.msc I see Disk 2 Not initiallised and a popup, you must initialise a disk.

There are TWO radio buttons

1. MBR (Master boot record)

2. GPT (GUID partition table)

I think I need option 2 as it will NOT be a copy of a C: drive.

Is that correct? I have thousands of images/videos I don't want to have to do this again.

Cheers.

 

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STRATA
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GPT GUID IS PREFERRED FOR TODAY'S SYSTEMS, IF ITS WINDOWS SYSTEMS NTFS WITH BIT LOCKER IS IDEAL BUT NOT MUST DO HOWEVER IF YOU DO, MAKE A BACKUP OF YOUR ENCYPTION KEY EITHER WITH YOUR MICROSOFT ACCOUNT OR OFFLINE ON A OLD USB KEY OR DISK AND KEEP IT IN A SAFE PLACE AND LABEL IT FOR REFERENCE.
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