Want to read 4tb disks with XP 32 bit on non raid 8 bay

Hi all.

Am thinking of buying a Hotway H82-SU3S2 8-bay USB 3.0 non-RAID Enclosure.

I am worried that my Windows XP 32 bit may be unable to access the full 32TB or 8 x 4td disks. When I eventuallly get em all loaded. I believe they will be accessed or viewed one at a time not in a combined 32tb or whatever the formatted value is. I don't want to ditch my trusty old Windows XP just yet and would appreciate any help.
Thanks in advance.
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  1. "GPT disks are supported only by Windows XP 64-Bit Edition. You cannot move GPT disks to computers running the 32-bit versions of Windows XP": http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/guid_partition_table.mspx?mfr=true
    You need a NAS box to use 4TB disks with winXP-32.
  2. noidea_77 said:
    "GPT disks are supported only by Windows XP 64-Bit Edition. You cannot move GPT disks to computers running the 32-bit versions of Windows XP": http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/guid_partition_table.mspx?mfr=true
    You need a NAS box to use 4TB disks with winXP-32.

    Thanks for taking the time to reply noidea_77,

    Is there a non raid nas solution that will fit my needs? I had a bad experience with a Thecus 5 bay nas, the Thecus hardware crapped itself and I was presented with the option of a very expensive repair or replacement option to get at my data. If I go non raid I can read the disk on anything.
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