Question Weird extra partitions in new hard drives

rogerdv

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My boss usually buys external drives and we take the hard disk and sell the box. But now he noticed that some of the disks have a weird 200mb EFI partition and 33 mb free in the end. He is a sort of obsessive guy and first blamed me, and then started to get angry at those partitions and made me move 9 TB of data just to get rid of them in one of the new drives. Why would a new hard drive (specially external ones) include such partitions?
 

VirtualLarry

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Why would a new hard drive (specially external ones) include such partitions?
External HDDs, come pre-partitioned and pre-formatted, usually for Windows, so that they are ready-to-use to store data on out-of-the-box.

The fact that your boss "blames you" for that is pretty circumspect. Sorry to hear that.
 

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