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max hard drive size on an Abit IS7-E?

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December 6, 2008 2:03:25 PM


time for an HD upgrade, does anyone know what the max size HD this board will support?

December 6, 2008 2:39:59 PM

The only limit to modern HDD size was the 137GB limit but that based on your OS. XP before SP1 and 2000 and back had this but when XP SP1 came out this limit went away. If you use some of the HDD manufactures installation software you have to use the Advanced install tab instead of express to format the drive to it's full capacity. That is the only time that I have ran into a HDD barrier in the past 9 years that I have been building systems.
a b V Motherboard
December 6, 2008 2:41:13 PM

Should support any size drive. Although I have seen some people with older boards having issues with the new 1 terabyte drives, but I believe there are work arounds, check out the vendors website for compatability issues if you are wanting a drive this large.
The OS you are running is the main concern for the size of the drive.
Soooo.....what OS are you using?
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December 6, 2008 8:07:28 PM


Thanks for replying!

I'm using XP Pro SP3

I'm aiming for a 1TB drive. Abit seems to have bitten the dust so I haven't had any joy there.

Do you think it's worth a shot?

a b V Motherboard
December 6, 2008 8:26:25 PM

It will work with your OS, don't see any reason not to get it.
December 7, 2008 12:46:58 AM

Ok thanks....added to my xmas list :-)