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Does 845D suppport hard disk for a massive storage like 160G

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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?
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.
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?
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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.
March 12, 2006 10:58:17 AM

The Chipset ur asking about is your "Intel845D" which is your motherboard Chipset :D 
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?
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.
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.
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