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Old 19th October 2010   #1
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Largest Hard Drive recognized by WIN XPSP3?


What is the largest HD I can use with my version of WIN XP SP3? Thanks.

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Hi Ackerberg, I think the limitation is usually BIOS. Most large drives will need the latest BIOS update to enable more than 32Gb. Some can do it automatically but I would check whether the HD manufacturer advises updates. Neil.

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2 Tarabytes.

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2TB is the limit imposed by the NTFS partition table, so a single drive can't be larger then 2TB (unless you start tweaking sector size, taking that from 512 bytes to 4KB will let XP handle up to 16TB).

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So, independent of my particular BIOS on my Presario, I could use a 2TB drive in my system and ALL of the memory would be accessible?
Please answer, and thank you all for your help.

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Memory and hard drive size are two different things....

But yes, most modem pc's can see all of a 2TB drive.

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I meant all of the HD memory. Thank you.

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ackerberg, please enter your System Details. It helps us in answering your questions!

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Originally Posted by ackerberg View Post
I meant all of the HD memory. Thank you.
Pretty sure you meant "all of the HD storage space"

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Yes, to be precise!

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