MBR and GPT are two styles of hard drive, but there are much difference between them. For example: a MBR disk only sustains at most four primary partitions, or three primary partitions plus one extending partition which can be further divided into many logical partitions. And the maximum size for a MBR disk is 2TB. So generally speaking, GPT is a modern choice when compare MBR with GPT.
SSD is gaining popularity around the world in this age, due to its outstanding performance than HDD. However, this kind of hard drive is much expensive thus users should take full advantage of it. In a word, if you need to create as many partitions as you want, or you are using a disk larger than 2 TB, you had better set it as GPT disk. This post helps you convert a MBR disk to GPT.
Seeing this banner, users may ask: Why not using Windows Disk Management? The fact is that, Disk Management can only make the conversion when there is no partition on the hard drive. And this is definitely not what you want. Therefore, MiniTool Partition Wizard is your good choice.
MiniTool Partition Wizard is powerful and free partition management software, which can help Windows users to convert MBR disk to GPT easily. Besides, it has many useful features to optimize the usage of your hard drive, including HDD and SSD, such as resize partition, merge partitions, allocate free space, and more.
The following tutorial shows the detail of how to convert SSD from MBR to GPT.
Note: If you are going to convert system disk from MBR to GPT, make sure your motherboard supports UEFI. Then you can do the conversion by connect this SSD to another computer as slave drive.
Step1: Download Partition Wizard Free, install and run it. Then select the SSD MBR disk you want to convert and you can see all available functions in the left pane. Please choose “Convert MBR Disk to GPT Disk“.
Step2: Then you can see the disk you just selected is shown as Basic GPT. This is just a preview for users to decide whether to go ahead or not. If you confirm to make such change, click “Apply“. This MBR to GPT conversion will be finished soon.