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Max HDD size for ASUS mobo K8N4-E Deluxe

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September 10, 2011 9:21:53 PM

Hello,
Pls does anyone out there know the maximum HDD size that the ASUS mother board K8N4-E Deluxe can handle? I'm about to buy a Western Digital 500gb SATA HDD and would appreciate if anyone could provide the info before I proceed with the purchase. Thx, John
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September 10, 2011 10:32:54 PM

I expect that 2TB drives should be OK, but be aware that early NVIDIA nForce drivers had a 1 TiB limitation. This was addressed in a driver update.

Large SATA drives (above 1.1 TB) will not completely format [211211]:
http://seagate.custkb.com/seagate/crm/selfservice/searc...

1.5TB (ST31500341AS) or larger SATA hard drive only showing 1.1TB capacity in Windows Vista [206391]:
http://seagate.custkb.com/seagate/crm/selfservice/searc...

Otherwise, see what other Asus users are doing:
http://www.google.com/search?q=%22K8N4-E+Deluxe%22+1TB+...
September 12, 2011 11:56:14 AM

Thanks. I've read the Seagate links you provided and it would appear that the 1.1TB limitation will not apply to me as my system is Windows XP. It appears to apply to Windows Vista systems only. Correct?

One more thing... Do u know if the SATA support for the mobo K8N4E-Deluxe is SATA1 or SATA2?

Thanks once again
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a c 288 G Storage
September 12, 2011 10:04:02 PM

According to the Asus web site, the K8N4-E motherboard has 4x SATA 3 Gb/s ports.

It supports RAID 0, 1, 0+1, JBOD.

http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/AMD_Socket_754/K8N4E/#...

I can't answer your Win XP question, though.

BTW, WD drives have an OPT1 jumper that restricts their SATA interface speed. I don't know how it works on 6Gbps drives, or if it works at all.

Jumper Settings for WD SATA and EIDE Hard Drives:
http://www.wdc.com/wdproducts/library/other/2579-001037...
September 13, 2011 10:41:39 AM

Thanks, very useful reply.
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