HDD Limits?

Discussion in 'Asus' started by The Berzerker, Mar 25, 2005.

  1. Hi. I'm thinking about buying a 300GB SATA HDD. I'm just want to know
    whether HDD size limit still applies (in relation to my motherboard's BIOS).
    I had a lot of trouble with my older (old!) machine, it simply didn't
    recognise large HDDs.

    So, My current Asus board is a P4S800D, the bios... I forget. It doesn't
    matter, I can simply update to the latest if necessary. Is there anywhere
    that states the maximum size HDD it will recognise? + Will the figure for
    IDE HDDs be different to SATA ones?

    Thanks for any help.
    The Berzerker, Mar 25, 2005
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  2. The Berzerker

    S.Heenan Guest


    S.Heenan, Mar 25, 2005
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  3. The Berzerker

    Paul Guest



    Your P4S800D was introduced after this article was written.
    It should work.


    I don't see anything in the BIOS history that suggests a problem
    from the 48 bit perspective (the >137GB support issue).
    Have a look at this list anyway. BIOS 1008 improves SATA
    detection, and there were problems with Maxtor back then, so
    flash upgrade to the latest BIOS to be safe.


    Also, I don't know if the same driver is used or not, but you
    might want to look at this;


    Paul, Mar 25, 2005
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