MBR vs GUID

Discussion in 'macOS' started by DaLurker, Feb 3, 2007.

  1. DaLurker macrumors 6502

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    Currently my Mac OS X sits on a hard drive which uses a MBR scheme for partitioning whilst the default scheme for the Mac OS X is using GUID. I was wondering whether there is any performance, stability and or other advantages to using GUID vs MBR? Should I convert back to GUID or should I just stick with the MBR on my partition?

    Thanks
     
  2. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

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    There certainly aren't any performance or stability advantages one way or another. The only practical advantage I can think of is the use of the Boot Camp Wizard. I don't think you can use it or resize partitions on an MBR volume. I may be mistaken though.
     
  3. DaLurker thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks, that's what I was hoping for :) And you're correct on the Boot Camp Wizard as well. When I attempt to run the wizard, it says It can't repartition the drive for whatever reason, actually its because I was runnning this wizard that I went to check out my partition scheme.
     

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