Question About Hard Drive Size + Windows Xp

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psx2000

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What is the biggest size Hard Drive that windows Xp detects?

My friend said if i i buy a 200 gig MAXTOR only 130 gigs will sow up cause windows caps at 120 gigs.


is this true?
 

Hipster Doofus

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Why would they make 200gig hard drives if windows won't see it? If it caps at 120 why would it see 130? My 2c. :confused:
 
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psx2000

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Well you could use the drive in a LINUX o.s.


But yea i had the same thoughts you did. I thought my friend was crazy.
 
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jumpy

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Ummm, I think they have labelled the 1800jb one wrong, isnt the 1800jb a 180gb hdd?
 

Taurus

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yeah, the WD1800JB is the 180gb model. make sure they realize this before you order it, though!
 
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Skwowwy

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Windows XP has a limit on hard drive sizes (goes up to 120 GB). However, Windows XP SP1 doesn't have that limit. A friend of mine has 200 GB on his computer and his XP SP1 can detect it all fine.
 
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dayle

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they both have the same config an features ...but why such a drastic price difference
 
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jumpy

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Just as I said, and as taurus confirmed, the 1800JB model is a 180gb hard drive, which has obviously been written wrongly as 120gb. That's why the big price difference dayle.
 

Zedric

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UDMA100 controllers have a capped size of 137 GB due to it's addressing range. In UDMA133 controllers this has been fixed so it can sustain larger drives (don't know how big, but very big).
 
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VWW

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Anyone know the limit that Win2k has for hard drive sizes? Has it been fixed up in SP3 like SP1 fixed up WinXP?
 

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