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Old 03-14-2006, 01:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question My new SATA drives and the 137GB barrier

I just bought 2 hard drives,

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136010
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822135106

the 80GB one is strictly for backup purposes when I reformat, so it won't matter.

BUT, will I run into the "137GB barrier" when I install XP on my 250GB drive? My windows XP CD has SP1 to boot and i've heard that I won't have any problems, but this is my first experience with SATA and I just want to make sure.
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You shouldn't.......I didn't install WinXP on my 200gb on my HD like you're planning to do, but I never ran into the 137gb barrier thing happening. My XP CD also has SP1 in it.
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Thats what i needed to hear. Thanks a million!
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nope no problems. sp1 upwards has the software barrier fixed and SATA drives never encountered the hardware barrier because they were invented after it was solved.
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