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Hard drive vs. Motherboard

by radams2 / October 12, 2004 2:46 PM PDT

Simple question.
Will a P3 handle a 160 Gig harddrive?

Thanks.

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Re: Hard drive vs. Motherboard
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 12, 2004 9:36 PM PDT

" Simple question.
Will a P3 handle a 160 Gig harddrive?"

Yes. P3's can do that, but the BIOS must have been updated. But a BIOS is not a P3. A "P3" is just the CPU of the machine and this CPU is not limited in this respect.

There is an end run around a BIOS with a limited support and that is to put the drive in an USB 2.0 enclosure and use a compatible OS.

Also, the OS is an issue...

Bob

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Re: Hard drive vs. Motherboard
by radams2 / October 13, 2004 3:08 AM PDT

I knew it was a MB issue and thought it might be specifically a BIOS issue at that. Dint' know where to look to find out. Thanks for your assistance. You've been a big help.

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Re: Hard drive vs. Motherboard
by radams2 / October 13, 2004 11:47 AM PDT

Thanks for the info, it's most informative.

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