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Old 10-31-2005, 02:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Is there a restriction to the total of Gigabytes I can have of Hard Drive storage space, based on my system specs (in my sig)...?

I currently have 120GB on one mastered physical drive, and am considering buying another HDD (maybe 20GB or 40GB) and either slaving it, or enclosing it externally for a USB 2.0 / Firewire connection. I could do with more space...plus it will make data backup and transfer much easier for me.


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Old 10-31-2005, 04:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Anything that is available today will work in that computer. Win XP may only support up to a certain amount but it's probably like 2 TB or more.

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Old 10-31-2005, 04:31 PM   #3 (permalink)
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It's at least 1.23 terabytes
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Old 10-31-2005, 05:23 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Also, some older BIOS's only support hard drives up to a certain size. It wouldn't hurt to make sure you have the most recent BIOS for your motherboard.
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Old 10-31-2005, 08:42 PM   #5 (permalink)
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if he already has a 120gb hdd he has surpassed the old bios limitations
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Old 10-31-2005, 09:08 PM   #6 (permalink)
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There's also a 137GB limit he will have to get past.
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Old 10-31-2005, 09:53 PM   #7 (permalink)
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that is gone thanks to service pack 2 if i remember right.
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Old 10-31-2005, 11:31 PM   #8 (permalink)
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If you are thinking of a second drive and have mostly filled 160 gigs you might as well buy another drive of about the same size as it will be comparible in price to a 20 or 40 gig drive.

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