[clug] Dumb user question: 2+TB disks, MBR & BIOS...

Andrew Janke a.janke at gmail.com
Wed Jan 2 04:30:35 MST 2013

On 2 January 2013 18:09, Kim Holburn <kim.holburn at gmail.com> wrote:
>> For a single data partition you __could__ use the whole device
>> ie:   mkfs.ext4  /dev/sdb   but I think that's a scary idea.
> I like this idea.  Adding partitions adds an extra layer to access a disk.  No partitions makes it slightly faster. Nothing wrong with that. There is no need to use partions unless you really need to use them.

+2.  not scary, it's fun.

I do this all the time on RAID volumes up to around 25TB with no issues.

Well none so far that is... :)


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