Does lga 1366 platform have a hard drive capacity limit?

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

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  1. 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.
  2. 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-drive-size-limitations-250399.html
  3. One more question, will I notice any difference if I put a sata 3 on a sata 2 motherboard?

    Thanks.
  4. 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)
  5. Will I notice any performance differences?
  6. No, they will behave exactly like Sata 2 drives, until you upgrade to a Sata3 Mobo
    Moto
  7. 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)
  8. 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.
  9. 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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