FAT32 for 4TB disk? Wrong answer or trick question?

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  1. Oti Nanai

    Oti Nanai New Member

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    Hi,
    I am doing some online practice tests for A+ 902 and I saw this question:
    HTML:
    https://ibb.co/gjhozq
    Since FAT32 only supports up to 2TB and since the question is about initializing the drive, I would expect the correct answer to be GPT, not FAT32
    Am I missing something?

    Thanks
     
  2. FlashDangerpants

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    Can't see the linked thing, but GPT is a format for partition tables, one GPT per disk. Its opposite is MBR. FAT/ntfs/xfs/btrfs etc are file system formats not disk partition formats.
     
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  3. Oti Nanai

    Oti Nanai New Member

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    Hi, thanks for your reply.
    If you paste the url of my previous post in your browser, you should be able to see it

    Anyway, the question is this:
    "A technician installs Windows 7 on a 4TB hard drive. Which of the following should the technician choose when initializing the drive for the machine to access all the disk space"

    A:GPT
    B:FAT32
    C:MBR
    D:exFAT


    I chose A but apparently the correct answer is B, which doesn't make sense at all...
     
  4. Sparky
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    Some sort of FAT32 recovery partition?
     
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