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    Question How Much Harddisk can i use In my Pc ?

    Hello Guys,

    I Need some advice from u.

    My pc Config :

    Mobo : dg35
    Processor : Core 2 quad 2.84
    Ram : 8gb ddr2 800
    Gpu: ati 4850
    Psu : thermaltake 550w
    & hdd : 3ta 500gb

    Now i want to buy another 1Tb or 1.5tb Harddisk. (bcoz i am already sick of thousands dvd burning)
    But my question is will my system support it ? although i have 5 sata port in my mobo.

    i heard , these mobos do not support above 2tb (in total) is it true ?
    i also heard it is the problem of ddr2 ram...

    i already tried with 3ta sata (500gb), 1ta pata(160) but then system hanged on log on screen.

    So i want to know , what should i do ?

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    Default Re: How Much Harddisk can i use In my Pc ?

    1.how many sata ports do you have?
    2.How many expansions slots do you have in your casing?

    That depends on these two......

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    Default Re: How Much Harddisk can i use In my Pc ?

    bro i have 5 sata port in my mobo, also have extra expansions slots in my casing?

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    Default Re: How Much Harddisk can i use In my Pc ?

    You can't make support over 2TB that's the virtual truth.

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    Default Re: How Much Harddisk can i use In my Pc ?

    But why ?

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    Default Re: How Much Harddisk can i use In my Pc ?

    Quote Originally Posted by kanarony View Post
    But why ?
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    Default Re: How Much Harddisk can i use In my Pc ?

    may be you guys could try to help instead of being sarcastic?
    The abuse of greatness is when it disjoins remorse from power.
    Please do not PM me for support. You will NOT get a reply. Post in the relevant forum section.

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    Default Re: How Much Harddisk can i use In my Pc ?

    @ starter coz sata port and south bridge limitation. but if u use 2tb single hdd then u can use 2*4=8TB HDD

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    Default Re: How Much Harddisk can i use In my Pc ?

    The motherboard BIOS, OS and hard disk sector size is the limiting factor. Nowadays 512bytes are used for each sector, hence the maximum capacity for a partition would be 2^32 x 512 / 1000^3 = 2199GB = 2TB (since 32bit addressing is used). There is a workaround, a feature known as GPT, but that needs BIOS support for GPT + support a boot partition over 2TB (this is rarely used). Another would be to create a dynamic volume. Newer hard drives using advanced sector are coming out, they will increase the sector size from 512byte to 4096bytes, hereby increasing the maximum capacity of a boot partition to 16TB.

    Keep in mind that it isnt the NFTS file system limitation, that itself is 256TB.

    Also, you can always buy 5x 2TB drives, for a total of 10TB. Anik, do you know of a motherboard limitation to 2x4 = 8TB? I havent heard of it, maybe I just dont know

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    Default Re: How Much Harddisk can i use In my Pc ?

    You can use more HDD but not under XP 32bit. Because XP only supports MBR partitions which has a limitation of maximum volume size of 2TB with 512 kB sectors. But later versions of Windows (XP 64bit, Vista, 7) supports newer partitioning scheme called GPT which removes this barrier. There is nothing to do with south-bridge limitation. I've seen people online using multiple 1.5TB HDDs for file server on a simple Atom system.
    So long answer in short, "You can't use it under XP 32bit, but you can under newer Windows."
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    Default Re: How Much Harddisk can i use In my Pc ?

    @ mazhar bro
    i am not sure but i saw video review in computertv.they told me.
    i think it depents on sata controler and sata port.

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    Default Re: How Much Harddisk can i use In my Pc ?

    Is there any cheap hardware raid for this mobo?

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    Default Re: How Much Harddisk can i use In my Pc ?

    As i am a noob.. i don't realize it all..

    my os is : win 7 64bit

    So as u guys said, now i think i can use 2ta 500gb & 1ta 1tb hdd in my pc.. isn't it ? And i can use my rest 500gb hdd as Portable hdd(using 3.5" hdd case).. can i ?

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    Default Re: How Much Harddisk can i use In my Pc ?

    Yes, you should be able to do that

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