how many hard drives can win xp pro see?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by canadian_divx, May 9, 2004.

  1. canadian_divx

    canadian_divx Canadian_divx

    how many HDD's can win xp pro see and how much space can it see? i know there is a limit but i dont know waht it is

    i am just woundering because i am building a 1.5tb server and was thinking for an easy os i would use XP and also for remote desktop
  2. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    Well SATA RAID controllers such as the RC4000 Series Serial ATA RAID Controllers can use up to 32 drives.

    And it has greater than 2 Terabyte support per array.

    And supports Windows 2000, XP and 2003.

    Adaptec also has Serial ATA 16-port RAID cards. Soooo that's alot.

    I don't know how much capacity XP can use though.

    Maybe this will help?
  3. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    I found this also:

    Don't know if any of this or my other post is helpful or not. [​IMG]
  4. canadian_divx

    canadian_divx Canadian_divx

    thanks gonaadsit privided me with some info.
  5. dick471

    dick471 OSNN Junior Addict

    I'm running 13 Hard Drives on IDE, SCSI, USB, Promise for a total of 947.5GB's and have no problem in XP Pro. Other devices (DVD burners, etc) complete the 26 drive letters allowed. It takes about 7 minutes to boot completely to a working desktop, but I'm retired and have lots of time. Everything works fine.
  6. Tweakfiend

    Tweakfiend OSNN Senior Addict

    As gonaads mentioned difficult to see what if any limit XP has.
    I have 2@120GB .and 1@40GB IDE133's and 1@120GB Sata =400 GB problem.
  7. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

    I think the limit is actually in partitions, I don't think you can have more than 24; C-Z since A,B are reserved for floppies, but if you use an array I would think that 2TB is the limit.