Two Ways to Initialize New Disk in Windows

Before we can partition a new hard drive, you have to initialize it. As a general rule, after installing a new disk to a computer that already contains Windows operating system and then entering into Windows Disk Management, Windows will immediately give users a prompt saying: “You must initialize a disk before Logical Disk Manager can access it“. If you are running Windows XP, this initialization will be completed straightforward. But if you are running Windows 8 or the later version, you will have to choose a partition style to define the new disk – use GPT style or MBR style, because all previous versions of Windows cannot recognize GPT. It is recommended that if the capacity of the new disk is larger than 2TB, use GPT style. If not, use MBR style. Another difference between them is MBR supports four primary partitions at most while GPT has no such limitations, and Windows can recognize 128 partitions at most. After the initialization, partition the hard drive and then format it before putting it into use

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