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MAX HDD CAPACITY ADDRESSABLE

The 120Gb HDD on my system that is 5 years old recently failed. What is the maximum size of HDD that this motherboard can "see"? I am proposing to install 160Gb. Will this be OK?

Can anyone help me with this one please?

John A

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  • john austin Apr 22, 2008

    Mike, Thanks for the info. I tried to install a Seagate 500 Gb but at the partitioning stage, XP could not see it. Hence the shift to a smaller, but still tasty 160 Gb! The original Western Digital 120 Gb failed after 5 years.



    Cheers



    John

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Hi john,
The issue what operating system are you running? Not your board).
Windows 98 can see a max of 64GB & windows 98SE, 137GB. Win XP can see a max of 2 exobytes.
(What is 1exobyte, EB. In decimal terms, an exabyte is a billion gigabytes).

Your 160BG drive is safe with XP.

Mike

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    Mike Peluso Apr 22, 2008

    John, download the Mfg's tool utility for your 500GB drive or your 160 GB drive. Create a bootable floppy disk or a bootable cd-rom disk. (They run in dos like window). With the software from the Mfg. you can setup the drive. Windows will than see your 500GB drive. With windows XP home or pro, windows must be up to date. As you mentioned (at the partitioned stage), hence not windows update. That's why I suggest you use the Mfg's software. Understand when doing a fresh install of windows on a large drive windows will only see so much of the drive but when windows finishes installing it will see all of the drive. So don't let windows spook you into thinking (Where is my GB's).



    Mike

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