Gigabyte Mobo & 250GB HDD?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by 81135615A, Jan 22, 2006.

  1. 81135615A

    81135615A OSNN Captain

    hi all

    i'm thinking of adding a 2nd hard drive to my system. i'm looking @ getting a 250GB WD one - just normal ATA100, not SATA...

    atm i have a GA-8I848E-L (gigabyte motherboard) and i'm not sure if my WinXP-SP2 will actually be able to 'see' all the 250GB of the hard drive cos i've read something about the bios needing to be 46-bit LAC or something? is anybody able to shed some light on this please?

    thanks in advance
  2. LeeJend

    LeeJend Moderator

    Fort Worth, TX
    It should work ok. The ~150 gig limitation was in Windows not bios and one of the SP1 updates fixed it. SP2 will support the 250 gig drive.