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Can you please tell me the max size SATA HDD i can use with a pcchips A13G motherboard using the 2 SATA ports im not sure if its v1.0 or v1.1
Hi Jason_UK, the motherboard revision does not matter in regards to the SATA size. (The board does support SATA).
2TB is a limit imposed by the MBR partition table. Assuming the disk uses 512 sectors.
If the sector size is increased to 4KB, the limit becomes 16TB. Suggest you setup your serial ATA SATA disk drives by downloading the manufactures bootable floppy disk setup software. Most SATA manufactures also provide bootable CD software if you do not have a floppy drive in your system. You will be able to change the size of the clusters allowing you to have access to the entire drive. The floppy software will also allow you to format the disk & there are other features that can be turned on or off. Neither windows nor the bios can make these changes.
Good luck Jason!
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