Master boot record and HFS+

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Melodist, Dec 31, 2015.

  1. Melodist macrumors regular

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    Hello there,

    I've just checked one of my external hard drives and realised that it is set to master boot record, but the partition being formatted in HFS+.

    Thereby, did I potentially create a file environment that is rather unstable and flaw my backed up files?

    Mike
     
  2. Erdbeertorte macrumors demi-goddess

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    If you don't want to boot from it, I am pretty sure it's completely irrelevant.

    For what are you using it? Just to store Data or do you use TimeMachine?
     
  3. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Yeah... like Erdbeertorte, for a non-boot drive it does not matter.
     
  4. Erdbeertorte macrumors demi-goddess

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    Thanks for the confirmation. :) I was only 99% sure.
     
  5. Melodist thread starter macrumors regular

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    Okay so there is no downside / higher chances of corrupted files with master boot record?
     
  6. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Nope... not at all.
     
  7. Melodist thread starter macrumors regular

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    Okay I was about to backup the files from the hard drive, reformat and put the files back.
     
  8. Weaselboy Moderator

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    There really is no need to.
     

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