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#1 2023-01-09 18:18:27

mr12345
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Beyond 2TB MBR NTFS Partition under Linux ?

Is there a solution, a driver or something to operate a partition beyond 2TB MBR (512b sectors) under Linux? It is done easily under Windows, using a Acronis driver . An "unreachable" partition becomes fully RW-able just after the driver installation, an additional Acronis virtual drive appears in device manager list. Even a reboot is not required.

I plan to repartition this 3TB drive but I am just curious. smile


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#2 2023-01-09 18:48:00

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Re: Beyond 2TB MBR NTFS Partition under Linux ?

If you're re-partitioning why not move into the 21st century and use a GUID partition table (GPT) instead? That has an 18TiB limit for individual partitions.


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#3 2023-01-09 19:04:59

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Re: Beyond 2TB MBR NTFS Partition under Linux ?

It is long story why it is how it is. I am just not ready to re-partition it now so I am curious.


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#4 2023-01-09 20:58:05

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Re: Beyond 2TB MBR NTFS Partition under Linux ?

Have you installed ntfs-3g?

I am using it and I am not aware of any limitations beyond 2T.

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#5 2023-01-09 21:02:28

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Re: Beyond 2TB MBR NTFS Partition under Linux ?

The limitation is caused by the partition table rather than the filesystem.


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