Partitioning a Large Hard Drive
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?