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How much capacity hard disk can be installed to a p3 motherboard

I have gigabyte GA-6IWFE (P-III) MOTHERBOARD WHAT MAXIMUM CAPACITY HARD DISK COULD BE INSTALLED WITH THIS BOARD.

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