max gb xp can use?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by canadian_divx, Mar 18, 2003.

  1. canadian_divx

    canadian_divx Canadian_divx

    what is the max that windows xp can use??? from many drives
     
  2. RabidPenguin

    RabidPenguin Guest

    The limit on HD size you can recognize is limited by your IDE controller not XP. XP will support drives much larger than what your IDE controller will support.
     
  3. XP Abuser

    XP Abuser Guest

    your bios could have a problem with it though:)
     
  4. GoNz0

    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

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    terrabytes with XP, soon as they make 1 on usb 2 or firewire,
     
  5. Glaanieboy

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    It depends on what file system you are using.

    checkMicrosoft Technet for more information.
     
  6. XP Abuser

    XP Abuser Guest


    i think Lacie have 500gb.
     
  7. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    ignoring hardware its all down to the filesystem. for example FAT32 has a limit of about 80GB before it gets useless. Also FAT32 has a maximum file size of 4GB. NTFS on the other hand has no limitations that currently exist, though the max filesise is in the 16 Terabyte range, so this is currently not a problem. This is per disk not as a total.

    Then you just got to look at your hardware to see what the current max supported size is.
     
  8. GoNz0

    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

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    put 1 of them in a zen and its 150,000 mp3's :) :) :) :)
     
  9. XP Abuser

    XP Abuser Guest

    haha dude im gonna do that:D

    i could have my own audio galaxy in my pocket
     
  10. RabidPenguin

    RabidPenguin Guest

    But will support drives up to 2 TB
     
  11. RabidPenguin

    RabidPenguin Guest

    This is referring to volumes. There is a difference between drives and volumes. A volume may consist af many HD's.