Does 845D suppport hard disk for a massive storage like 160G Tags: Hard Drives Storage Last response: March 16, 2006 1:36 AM in Storage Share Jack1983 March 10, 2006 1:26:20 PM Does i845D suppport hard disk for a massive storage like 160G or more? what can be done to make it work if not? More about : 845d suppport hard disk massive storage 160g TabrisDarkPeace March 10, 2006 1:41:26 PM The i845 chipset does, yes However, you'll require Windows XP with Service Pack 1 (at least) to be able to correctly partition the HDD past 137 GB. NTFS will likely be required instead of FAT32 (if you are even thinking about it). Once done confirm the Intel IDE / chipset drivers are installed, consider updating them if need be. Jack1983 March 11, 2006 6:03:53 AM Thank you! But what does you mean by IDE/chipset drives? Do you mean by upgrading the BIOS? Related resources athlon64 release speed - Forum Abit AV8 3rd Eye - BIOS does not detect SATA drive - Forum Adding a Maxtor 160gig in Windows 98SE? - Forum Switch to DVD backup media from CD? - Forum Is my hard drive dead? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer michaelahess March 11, 2006 6:31:04 AM The chipset, nvidia, via, intel, whatever, download the newest ones, in your case the intel 845 from intel.com Do a bios update from the motherboard manufacturer first, then update the drivers, then install the larger drive. Hale73 March 12, 2006 10:58:17 AM The Chipset ur asking about is your "Intel845D" which is your motherboard Chipset Jack1983 March 13, 2006 12:22:34 PM My mobo is MSI, and actually my question is this, can i845d support this kind of hard dirve directly without updating the bios or something like that? michaelahess March 14, 2006 12:43:13 AM the chipset supports it, whether or not it has the proper bios code is another matter, I woild venture to say yes, if it doesn't you'll only see the limited amount, then you know you need to update it. Jack1983 March 16, 2006 1:36:12 AM Thank you guys, for all your help! It turns out that the i845D does support without updating the bios or something like that. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumShould I disable disk indexing? ForumRecovering an orphan disk drive ForumC-State and OC Stability Forumhelp with massive RAID system ForumFirst Time Home Build ForumHard Drives ForumHD upgrade. ForumCreating a raid 5 for storage only no operating system ForumHard Disk Failure / New Hard Disk selection ForumHard-Disk Decisions 2009 - Featuring Western Digital Forum1 HDD vs. 2 HDD RAID-0 ForumRemovable IDE Caddy & SATA Hard Disk Problem! Forumwat is disk geometry error? ForumConverting non raid disk to RAID? is it possible? Forumis there a limit to file size on hard drives? More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !