[X4U] ATA/66

Allan Hise allan at hise.org
Sun Jul 11 06:47:58 PDT 2004

On Sun, 11 Jul 2004, Jens Selvig wrote:
> On Jul 11, 2004, at 12:57 AM, Kansas Territory wrote:
> >> On Jul 10, 2004, at 8:14 PM, Zane H. Healy wrote:
> >
> >> I just realized something that none of us mentioned.  The odds are
> >> you can only use drives up to a certain size (128GB IIRC, you can use
> >> larger, you just won't be able to access them all).
> >>
> >
> > could you but a drive larger than 128GB, partion it into sections
> > smaller than 128 GB in size, then be able to access it all ?
> >
> The drive doesn't see anything there to partition, so to use a drive
> larger than 137  GB (I am not sure of the exact size) you will need to
> install a separate drive controller card. (Or get a new computer!)

Yep. And a few months ago when I bought a 200 GB drive, it came with a new
controller card. So, you might not have any problems if you have a free
PCI slot.


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