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Does lga 1366 platform have a hard drive capacity limit?

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May 27, 2012 12:27:38 PM

Just wondering if lga 1366 has a hard drive limit and if so what it is?

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May 27, 2012 12:37:21 PM

I don't believe so. With windows 7, you can use 2-3 tb drives, but you may have to partition them and load windows on one partition at a time.
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May 27, 2012 12:44:16 PM

It will handle the currently available HDDs, like 3TBs without any issues. You may want to consider installing Windows and other programs on a smaller HDD like 320 GB to 500 GB (I have 500 GB), then utilize the larger 3 TB HDD for data storage, music, videos, etc.

In addition to the above, you must consider having an external HDD, 3 TBs as the case may be, for backups.

If you want very large storage for some reason, you need LBA (Large Block Array), but most users don't go that way - http://www.howtofixcomputers.com/forums/windows-xp/hard...
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May 27, 2012 12:55:46 PM

One more question, will I notice any difference if I put a sata 3 on a sata 2 motherboard?

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a c 102 à CPUs
May 27, 2012 12:57:50 PM

electricfirebolt said:
One more question, will I notice any difference if I put a sata 3 on a sata 2 motherboard?

Thanks.

HDD? No. You will get SATA 2 speeds. (At a future date when you upgrade your mobo to SATA 3 you can get full utilization of the SATA 3 HDD)
May 27, 2012 1:11:23 PM

Will I notice any performance differences?
a c 103 à CPUs
May 27, 2012 1:14:00 PM

No, they will behave exactly like Sata 2 drives, until you upgrade to a Sata3 Mobo
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a c 102 à CPUs
May 27, 2012 1:17:21 PM

electricfirebolt said:
Will I notice any performance differences?

No performance degradation if that is your concern.

(No. You will get SATA 2 speeds. At a future date when you upgrade your mobo to SATA 3 you can get full utilization of the SATA 3 HDD)
a c 132 à CPUs
May 27, 2012 3:18:32 PM

electricfirebolt said:
Will I notice any performance differences?

Mechanical HDDs are only pushing 120-150MB/sec, barely hitting SATA-1's performance ceiling. SATA-2 is not going to be a limiting factor on those any time soon.

The main benefits of SATA-3 are for either:
- high-performance SSDs
- SATA port replicator (large storage arrays)

For most people, SATA-3 is only needed for SSDs where the better ones can push over 500MB/s.
a c 283 à CPUs
May 27, 2012 3:29:14 PM

SATA 3 is a marketing gimmick for mechanical HDD's anyway. I would venture a guess that mechanical HDD's will never even fully saturate SATA 2.
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