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Maximum size hdd windows xp supports?

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Anonymous
December 18, 2004 11:31:02 AM

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Hi,
Does anyone know the maximum combinational size of hdd windows xp home and
professional supports?
Say for example I wanted to install four 300GB drives, so thats 1.2TB, would
windows xp support this size?
What if i set them up into two sets of RAID 0 pairs? 600GB+600GB
Any help is appreciated,
Thanks
Anonymous
December 18, 2004 2:30:04 PM

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With 48 bit LBA, each drive could be very large, Google for
"48 bit LBA ."

Hard Disk capacities have encountered various barriers ever
since they were designed. There have been at least 10 which
have mostly been a result of BIOS or operating system
issues. The most recent barrier of 137 gigabytes is due to
the fact that the original interface design spec with only
28 bits to address data on a disk simply does not have
enough room for anything beyond 137 gigabytes. 48-bit
Logical Block Addressing (LBA) is a technology which extends
the capacity of IDE ATA/ATAPI devices beyond this limit of
137.4 GB. This limit applies to IDE ATA/ATAPI devices only
and not to SCSI interface devices. The actual limit with
28-bits is a maximum of 268,435,456 sectors of 512 bytes of
data or 137.4 gigabytes. With 48-bit addressing the limit is
144 petabytes (144,000,000 gigabytes).


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"sounddezigns" <sounddezigns@discussions.microsoft.com>
wrote in message
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| Hi,
| Does anyone know the maximum combinational size of hdd
windows xp home and
| professional supports?
| Say for example I wanted to install four 300GB drives, so
thats 1.2TB, would
| windows xp support this size?
| What if i set them up into two sets of RAID 0 pairs?
600GB+600GB
| Any help is appreciated,
| Thanks
December 18, 2004 9:30:08 PM

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There's not a disk made that XP can't handle size wise. 1.2TB is no
problem.

"sounddezigns" <sounddezigns@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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Hi,
Does anyone know the maximum combinational size of hdd windows xp home and
professional supports?
Say for example I wanted to install four 300GB drives, so thats 1.2TB, would
windows xp support this size?
What if i set them up into two sets of RAID 0 pairs? 600GB+600GB
Any help is appreciated,
Thanks
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