I recently had to rehouse an 8 TB drive due to damage to the micro B socket. It has only ever been one partition. Windows 8 and 10 incorrectly identify it as being split into 3 partitions. I need to effect an MBR to GPT conversion. Many methods can do this, but my choice is restricted as I don't want to lose the data.
Roxanne· Answered on May 04, 2023
Yes, there is a cost-free tool, Windows Dispart, which can convert the disk format from MBR to GPT. According to your description, you need to change the partition style from MBR to GPT for your 8 TB drive for free. However, before the conversion, this tool will delete all the data and partitions on our disk. Therefore, backing up all the files and partitions on your disk in advance will be very critical.
Follow the tutorial to use Dispart:
Step 1. Open "Command Prompt" and choose "Run as administrator."
Step 2. Enter the following command lines and hit "Enter" after each:
Step 3. Type exit to close the CMD.
However, using command lines is not suitable for computer novices because any incorrect operation could lead to severe damage to your data. Therefore, if you are unsure about it, you can use an effective disk converter from EaseUS Partition Master to change the partition style safely. With this tool, you can complete the process quickly and easily whether you want to change MBR to GPT or change GPT to MBR without data loss.
Important: Back up the whole MBR disk in case of unforeseen circumstances.
The details to convert MBR to GPT using EaseUS Partition Master are as follows:
Step 1. Click the download button to launch EaseUS Partition Master on your PC.
Step 2. Open the "Disk Converter" tool from the panel and choose "Convert MBR to GPT," and select "Next."
Step 3. Find the MBR disk you want to convert and click "Convert" to start conversion.
If you want to find your lost data or recover deleted partitions, use EaseUS Partition Master to complete them. Here is a related article that will teach you how to recover data using EaseUS Partition Master:
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