32GB Limit?

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Stompie
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Back in March 2000 Dr Solomon wrote an article on HD's larger then 32GB saying he had spotted problems, when writing data to the 33rd 34thGB ect it was rewriting the 1st 2nd ect I am after a new HD and was going to get a 30GB but thought for a small increase in price I could get a larger HD. I then remembered reading the article. If anyone could offer any advice I would appreciate it.
I am running a ABIT BX133 RAID motherboard if this is any use.

tim.callaghan
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Joined: Apr 4 2001

Never heard of that!

The only 32Gb limit I know of is when formatting FAT32 partitions in Win2k.

Tim

g3vbl
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Joined: Sep 9 2000

As I recall there was a problem at 8GB and another somewhere around 32GB. It depends on the date of your BIOS; I think the 8GB was OK post ~Dec99 but age dims the memory. I found a new BIOS for one of my motherboards here but there was no update for an older board. The latter gave problems with a 40GB drive but not with a 30GB.

If you do a Google search you should find the details.

Chris

jimmy the jock
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Joined: Aug 14 2000

Go to the website of your motherboard and look at the bios updates.I had to flash my bios(update it) last week because my MB only supported up to 30gigs and sure enough the bios update "allowed larger than 30g to be used" it was easier to flash the bios than replace a video card driver but DO be careful and if you need help e mail me as its still fresh in my mind!

Stompie
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Joined: Feb 1 2001

Thanks all for the advice.
I will be running the HD with FAT32 as I am running Windows 98SE being a poor student won't be upgrading to Windows 2000 for some time.
I will email you Jimmy when I get the HD if I have any problems.
I was asking as the Dr Soloman article was actually in Computer Video and everything else I have read has been really useful.

Thanks again

Hawk
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Joined: Nov 5 2000

Stompie,

As a Student you can get Win2K for under £50, I know for a student this is still a lot of money, but for the main stay of you computer it is money well spent.

Just miss one night out that will pay for it.

Mick

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