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Is a controller card needed for a 200 GB HDD?

by martylk2 / June 27, 2005 8:28 AM PDT

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?

Thank you

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 27, 2005 10:24 AM PDT
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(NT) (NT) Thanks
by martylk2 / June 27, 2005 12:21 PM PDT
In reply to: Unlikely.
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a function of the operating system
by jackintucson / June 28, 2005 7:18 AM PDT


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
by martylk2 / June 28, 2005 8:44 AM PDT
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