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Old 03-27-2006, 08:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I recently purchased a Maxtor Ultra Series 7200 - 200 Gig HD (at $60 after rebates, I couldn't resist). I have an older motherboard (DFI K6XV3+/66 4-12-00) and I'm sure it won't read anything over 137 Gig. I don't want to spend the $ for a PCI card; I expect to buy a new system soon. If I partition the drive into 2 100 Gig partitions, does that solve my problem? Does my computer read the HD as 2 different drives (say, C and D)? And if I keep my existing HD as C, will my motherboard read the new HD as D and E? If this is all correct, are there any drawbacks to doing this?

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Already read post about 137 Gig barrier. That's what led me to my last post. These are questions I have that were not clearly answered to me. I guess simply, will my computer recognise the entire 200 Gig space if partitioned as 2 100 Gig drives. And will my computer assign them as C and D drives? Or will space be lost?
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