Partition larger than 2 TB drives

Eric P
2017-10-13 00:41

If you try to partition a large drive and get this error

sectors exceeds the msdos-partition-table-imposed maximum of ....

 

The solution is to partition using "gpt"

Using GParted:

 Device --> Create Partition Table and select "gpt"

 

After that, Format the drive with whatever you need, in my case I use several of these drives for rotational backups as external removable drives on windows systems, so I use NTFS, but if you are going to be using the drive for Linux, EXT4 is probably going to be your best choice.

 

 

 

Tags: 3 tb drive, 4 Tb drive, format, Partition large drives
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