MSI ULTRA 745 - max HD ?

Discussion in 'MSI' started by Lucas, Jul 30, 2008.

  1. Lucas

    Lucas Guest

    can the mobo ULTRA 745 (chipset SIS 745)
    AMI BIOS V1.4 (2002-07-05)
    work with larger ATA harddisks then 240 Gb ?

    Lucas, Jul 30, 2008
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  2. Lucas

    Horst Franke Guest

    Hi Lucas
    I'm not aware of any 240 GB limit!
    What failure was reported as your real problem - what message?
    A BIOS of 2002 can have a problem with the 137 GB limit.
    Does it support 48 bit LBA? See**&p_li=&p_topview=1

    The Windows 137GB Capacity Barrier is also known as 48-bit Logical Block
    Addressing Support for ATA (IDE), Serial ATA or ATAPI disc drives.
    The 137GB limitation does not affect SCSI interface disc drives.
    In order to properly access the full capacity of an ATA interface hard drive
    larger than 137GB, your system must meet the system requirements described
    below. There are three general methods of support:

    1.. Operating System updates for Windows XP and Windows 2000 (Vista, 98,
    and ME need no update)
    2.. Ultra ATA/133 PCI controller card for Windows Vista, XP, 2000, Me,
    98SE and NT 4.x
    3.. Intel Chipset Solutions for Windows Me, 98SE and NT 4.x (partial)

    See also

    Horst Franke, Aug 23, 2008
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  3. Lucas

    Lucas Guest

    the BIOS does support 48 bit LBA, and
    everything is working fine with a 500 Gb HD.

    tnx for answer

    Lucas, Aug 24, 2008
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