I am getting conflicting information about this ...
At one place I read
The MBR on the other hand supports partitioning hard-disks of space which is up to ONLY 2 Terabytes (TB). If you use a hard-drive greater than 2 TB in installation and partitioning, you can be successful BUT the space beyond 2 TB will be lost. For example, if you have 2.5 TB, the 0.5 TB will be lost.
However, it seems that the Partition size is limited by the 32-bit size of capacity field in the partition table. This is
(2^32)-1 x 512 byte = 2 TB.
But since the MBR has up to FOUR primary partitions and EACH one can be up tp 2TB, that should give a total of
4 x 2 TB = 8 TB
So a single hard-drive of say 7 TB can be fully used by an MBR partition scheme which means that the above quoted maximum for the Hard drive limit seems to be wrong.
But I see this 2 TB limit quoted a lot on the internet, but it would only be true if you allocated only one partition, but you have up to four.
Can someone explain this?