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How large of a harddrive will my laptop take

by siverfox01 / November 17, 2011 10:19 AM PST

Hi everyone, I have read that certain mother boards have a limit to the size hard drive one can use. I have Acer Aspire 5003WLCi 64 ML-32 processor soon to upgrade to a ML-40 with 1 GB memory soon to upgrade to 2 GB. I am currently running a 80 GB hard drive IDE PATA 44 pin and want to us a 320 GB with the same set up. My mother board is a Lugano M S/N-LXA5101482612119FEEMOO
Will my Acer except the new hard drive? Thanks

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Since this came with XP HOME. Try 127GB max.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 17, 2011 10:30 AM PST

"installed a 320GB hard disk in my Acer
aspire 5003 WlCi. Installed windows XP and realized the system will only
support up to 130 GB. Is there any way of bypassing this in the bios or
is this the maximum amount (130GB) this system will support."

From another forum.

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Older laptops
by Willy / November 17, 2011 11:42 PM PST

If the bios provides "LBA" setting, enable it. If nothing is noted then it remains at the 133gb limit(max). Having LBA enabled provides access to larger HDs or so its possible. laptop operations are unique as to how the vendor supplies them, so what one model may do isn't a given to the next similar one when released. That's how they tier/slot their laptops to the market.

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