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?

    http://www.microsoft.com/resources/...windows/xp/all/reskit/en-us/prkc_fil_tdrn.asp
     
  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

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    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

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    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 ......no problem.
     
  7. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    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.