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

  Audio~~Chip 23:44 03 Jan 13

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 23:48 03 Jan 13

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

  rdave13 23:51 03 Jan 13

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 00:14 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 00:18 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 00:19 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 00:22 04 Jan 13

This should answer your question, Limited to 2 terabyte.

  Audio~~Chip 22:09 05 Jan 13

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

Cheers Steven


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