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N600c's bios can't support 48-bit lba?

I change n600c's harddisk with wd scorpio blue 250GB,but only 131GB can be recognized.I used intel 48-bit lba test program to find n600c can't support large disk more than 137GB.I contact hp technical support but they did not seem to care.

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  • ichtys7 Mar 14, 2009

    Hello qqdtst!
    I also was about to upgrade to a new HDD WD Scorpio!
    Did you try to make two partitions about 125 GB each? Maybe the BIOS will recognize your new HDD (250 GB) in parts?
    Try that!
    Greetings from Sweden and Carl

  • David Shaub May 11, 2010

    You can only use what your computer will recognize. Even though it will fit physically, bigger isn't always better.

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It depends what you want to use the laptop for but Windows XP SP2 (Disk needs Service Pack integrated), Windows Fundamentals for Legacy PC's and Windows Vista and Windows 7 will correctly address a hard drive within a machine that has the 137gb 48bit LBA problem.

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