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Is a controller card needed for a 200 GB HDD?

My motherboard is an Asus A7N8X with the latest drivers and BIOS. A web retailer noted that a controller card is needed for HDDs over 137 GBs to access the full capacity. Is this true?

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(NT) (NT) Thanks

In reply to: Unlikely.

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a function of the operating system

In reply to: Is a controller card needed for a 200 GB HDD?


Size limitations on hard drives are primarily a function of the operating system. New hard drives come with an install disk to tell the operating system a large drive is in use and it will treat it just fine. A RAID (controller) card is only needed if you use up the four controllers on the motherboard. I have a 200gb on my XP system using the controller on the motherboard and it works just fine.

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(NT) (NT) Thanks for the info

In reply to: a function of the operating system

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