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 May be getting new HDD for laptop tomorrow - question about size. - Forum N56jr HDD Caddy size? - Forum 2nd Internal HDD not showing the correct size - Forum Formatting hdd with different byte size? - Forum HDD size question - 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 SolvedHDD showing half size Forum SolvedHP EX-470 After Hack-? Max HDD size ?2T Forum SolvedPlz Advise reg Partitioning Size for a new Raw 1 TB HDD Forum What size HDD is most suitable for dual-booting Linux on seperate drive? Forum SolvedI connected a new Toshiba 1TB hard drive via a usb docking device. The HDD was recognised and the message "Your new hardware Forum SolvedHDD format to 4k allocation size? Forum SolvedHDD size Forum SSD Cloning final size differs from original OS HDD. Question about firmware update. Forum SolvedHDD help? Size and RPMs Forum SolvedHDD not detected until "Scan for hardware changes" Forum SolvedConfiguring a secondary HDD to increase size of a directory on another HDD in Wi Forum SolvedCan HDD size affect game speed? Forum SolvedHdd format wrong size Forum SolvedHDD spindle rpm vs cache size: which rules? Forum 2TB and 4TB WD HDD wrong used and free space numbers. Folder size doubled. Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !