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Old 10-08-2005, 01:56 PM   #1
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what is the largest HD that windows XP will support on drive
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I think 2TB. Though I have seen only external ones. With on drive do u mean that XP is installed in that drive? If so then I don't think u can do it with an external one.

Internal hdd's I have seen 500GB, don't know if there are bigger ones.
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i have seen 800 internal...i think. but damn...2 tb external...thats insane.
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XP without a Service Pack or XP SP1+?

Probably around 800Gigs. I can't be sure. I don't think though that it matters, it will support anything, internally or externall, it just won't be able to Format it or recognise it in the Disk Management.
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I think 2TB. Though I have seen only external ones. With on drive do u mean that XP is installed in that drive? If so then I don't think u can do it with an external one.
My motherboard had a BIOS option to boot from an external hard drive. Kinda sweet - I could take my whole computer with me on one little drive.
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My motherboard had a BIOS option to boot from an external hard drive. Kinda sweet - I could take my whole computer with me on one little drive.
Pocket drives heh ? A whole operating system
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dude whre can i find a 800 gig interneal

or where can i find the biggest hdd internal
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Newegg. The biggest internal is not 800gb. I had to research on this. Hitachi made the biggest internal hard drive, 500gb. Instead of finding some new technology to add more than 133gb per platter they put 5 100gb platters in it....no new technology but they made the first .5TB internal HD.

its on newegg for 330 bucks.
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5TB Internal Hard Drive?!
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I think he meant a 0.5TB hard drive.

Hitachi is going to come out with a 1TB hard drive around 2007. It uses PMR, so it allows for tons of space.
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