Largest possible

  Pamy 16:37 09 Oct 06

hello everyone,

Going to buy a new internal HDD(IDE). Could someone advise me what would be the largest one that win XP sp2 would take?

further, I do like value for money so, any recomendations as who to buy from?

  ArrGee 16:41 09 Oct 06

400gb is the largest, and will work just fine with XP.

  ArrGee 16:42 09 Oct 06
  ArrGee 16:43 09 Oct 06

Sorry, should have posted this link instead:
click here

  pj123 16:43 09 Oct 06

It's not Win XP that decides the maximum size hard disk. It is your motherboard and BIOS.

Some only allow a max of 40gb, some 137gb etc.

We would need to know what your motherboard and BIOS is.

Or you could look in your motherboard manual which would give you an idea of maximum size hard drive.

  jimv7 16:46 09 Oct 06

click here=


500GB Seagate Barracuda 7200 16Mb ST3500641A
£127.95 exc, £150.34 inc.

  ArrGee 16:49 09 Oct 06

Or you could get a right mean 2TB external such as this
click here

  ArrGee 16:50 09 Oct 06

Seagate Barracuda now up to 750GB

click here

  Pamy 17:02 09 Oct 06

Thanks guys for the quick responce. pj123, my motherboard is Asus A7V-133 ACPI Bios Rev 1009

  Pamy 17:03 09 Oct 06

PS. Manual no help

  Mr Mistoffelees 17:07 09 Oct 06

BIG: click here

BIGGER: click here

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