Question about Intel Foxconn 661FX7MF-S Socket775 SIS 661FX Micro ATX Motherboard - Retail
Hello the home page is here:
The mainboard is not limiting the size of the harddrive.
But windows does.
You heard correct in relation to the 2TB limit.
The root of this is Windows XP x86 is MBR only meaning that the limitation is to do with MBR
Disks exceeding 2TB must use GPT which extends the limit significantly, however Windows XP does not have this support currently.
A 32 bit version of windows generally will only see the protective MBR on a GPT disk.
Information on Windows Disk support can be found here:
Or course, that being said, I have seen external drive manufacturers combining a GPT loader in with their drives which will allow Windows XP x86 I/O on a drive greater than 1TB, this may be the case in your situation. The GPT loader I have come across is called Paragon GPT loader. I would imagine this would cause lag on I/O as it is another stack process.
You will need a new operating system/computer (Yours is from 2005)
to use very large harddrives.
Hope this will help you
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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!
Posted on Sep 09, 2008
If your board is the one in this manual, the pins are located very close to the CMOS battery. Page 21 in that manual shows the diagram. Power LED is the top two left pins. Hard disc LED is the bottom two left pins. Power switch is the top two right pins. Reset switch is pins 3-4 on the bottom row. Pin 5 on the bottom is not used.
Posted on Apr 27, 2009
If the foxconn motherboard you have is just like the model below:
this are the links for their driver.
for USB 2.0
for Onboard Video
for On-Board LAN Drivers
for On-Board PIDE/SATA Drivers
for On-Board Audio Drivers
for AGP Drivers
Posted on Sep 07, 2009
The Foxconn link provided below shows all 661M series motherboards;
Re-check your model number.
Posted on Sep 25, 2009
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