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Large hard drive

Will this motherboard and bios support 48 bit so I can install a 250GB harddrive?

Motherboard Properties
Motherboard ID 03/25/2004-i845G-W627-6A69VM4YC-00
Motherboard Name Unknown

Front Side Bus Properties
Bus Type Intel NetBurst
Bus Width 64-bit
Real Clock 100 MHz (QDR)
Effective Clock 400 MHz
Bandwidth 3200 MB/s

Memory Bus Properties
Bus Type DDR SDRAM
Bus Width 64-bit
Real Clock 133 MHz (DDR)
Effective Clock 267 MHz
Bandwidth 2133 MB/s

Chipset Bus Properties
Bus Type Intel Hub Interface
Bus Width 8-bit
Real Clock 67 MHz (QDR)
Effective Clock 267 MHz
Bandwidth 267 MB/s

bios type phoenix award bios v6.00PG
system bios date 3/25/04

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Posted on Jun 11, 2008

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Version 1.07 is the latest BIOS for this MB
It has a 135 GB Limit.
I don't know a way arround that.
I am buying a SATA II PCI Controller...

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Yes it will. Mostly it is the operating system that will allow the drive to be see at its full size. Suggest you use Win XP home with at least SP1 but Win XP Pro with SP2 is faster & very stable. Also suggest you set the drive up with the Mfg's disk utilites. Bootable floppy or bootable CD. If using plain XP home you can still install the OS & than download a free trial of Partition magic which will allow you to combine any smaller partitions to get you up to you 250GB size. (only if you have a problem though.

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