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What is GPT

GPT stands for GUID Partition Table. The widespread MBR partitioning scheme, dating from the early 1980s, imposed limitations which affect the use of modern hardware. Intel therefore developed a new partition-table format in the late 1990s as part of what eventually became UEFI. The GPT as of 2010 forms a subset of the UEFI specification.

Make sure 4K Alignment on SSD

When using a SSD to hold the system with the fresh installation, 4K alignment is a key point to improve the performance. Ensure that your new partition layout is aligned with the 4KB sectors of such drives (older hard drives used 512B alignment). If your partition is not “4K aligned”, then you will have performance