1TB Hard Drive with Windows XP Home 32 bit install question

  Audio~~Chip 03 Jan 13
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Hello If I was to replace my failed HDD which I have Windows XP Home 32 bit on disk and clean install on to a 1TB Seagate Barracuda SATA III is there any compatibitly issues with a 1TB HDD install on XP Home please

  SillBill 03 Jan 13

I might be wrong but I think any question of compatibility would be with you computer and not the OS.

  rdave13 03 Jan 13
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I'm not sure how much of the drive it will see. I think you'll need SP3 slipstreamed on the XP disc to see all the drive. Check with Godoogle.

  Audio~~Chip 04 Jan 13

Thanks SillBill & rdave13 yes the XP Home is XP Home SP3 and the Motherboard is a ASRock 4 Core Dual-SATA II v1.02 motherboard. I know the SATA III will be backwards compatible to SATA II

So with having the XP SP3 Disk (Original) do you think this will configure ok or should I go for SATA II 1TB HDD ?

  Audio~~Chip 04 Jan 13

According to Google Search 1TB will be seen in XP SP3 as 127GB and has to be formatted under Disk Managment in XP. I will stick to a 500GB HDD to be safe.

  Audio~~Chip 04 Jan 13

Thank you both for the pointers so quick oh and forgot. Happy New Year to you and all at the PCA Forum

  rdave13 04 Jan 13

This should answer your question, Limited to 2 terabyte.

  Audio~~Chip 05 Jan 13

Thank You rdave13 interesting informative article. Thank you for calling back

Cheers Steven

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