Hardware constraint on HDD size Tags: Hard Drives Hardware Motherboards Storage Last response: August 30, 2008 10:53 PM in Storage Share onthell August 27, 2008 10:24:54 AM I want to get a 1TB SATA HDD(32M) any constraint on the motherboard and OS, or any other hardware constraint? my motherboard is ASUS P5K SE OS: Windows Vista Business More about : hardware constraint hdd size rozar August 27, 2008 12:12:11 PM The only limit would be the 2TB limit for the Master Boot Record partition of a 32 bit OS. Your 1TB hard drive will work fine. chookman August 29, 2008 12:08:44 AM Vista supports GPT disks so you can get around the 2TB limitation of the MBR with is anyways Related resources Hard Drive Size - Forum Advice on cost efficient PC office build - Forum Full SSD, Free HDD , How to Go To Raid - Forum Can I use a larger HDD than my required limit? - Forum I need a GT 650 Video card or about? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer rozar August 29, 2008 4:29:24 PM Vista can only boot from a GPT disk if your system uses Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI) instead of BIOS. So in most cases the Partition a 32 bit system boots from will be MBR and can only be 2tb (2048mb). All other partitions can still be GPT and up to 256TB in Vista. chookman August 30, 2008 10:53:10 PM ^good point forgot to mention that. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumNew HDD on windows 7 not showing proper size ForumCloning To HDD and Reducing Partition Size ForumMicro-itx Gaming build ForumUnraid NAS: Hardware Checklist ForumI5 2500K upgrade to i7 3820? ForumOptimum SSD/ HDD System Hardware Configuration ? ForumRepair install doesn't see HDD size right Forumwhaich Hardware to speed up WOW ForumBest (quiet) air flow help wanted ForumWindows 7 hdd size problem ForumDoes my M/B have a limit to the HDD size it will support? ForumAn under $1000 multi-tasking oriented workstation ForumFirst SSD advice? ForumSata 1 port supports sata 2 HDD? ForumRaid 1 - Hdd Crash - Cant boot More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !