Hard Drive Capacity of M/B

  kangawallafox 02:11 11 Feb 2004
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I have a Gigabyte GA-7VT600-L Motherboard. Can anyone tell me how I can find out up to what size hard drives it will support. I've recently been told that an article in some pc magazine said most motherboards won't accept hard drives over 163gig, (unless the m/b supported SATA).
I've read through the manual and checked the gigabyte site, but can not find anything telling me how to find out this information.
Is there maybe a little program that can check and tell me??

Any information in regards to this queary would be most welcome...

  Megatyte 02:55 11 Feb 2004

The HD size restriction is not determined by the motherboard as such, but by the BIOS. Most HD manufacturers will supply software (in the form of a disk overlay) which will overcome BIOS restrictions when using large drives (in my opinion the best, and easiest to use, is Maxtors Maxblast (for Maxtor drives only)).

AH

  Chegs ® 03:08 11 Feb 2004

Only use MaxBlast if you aren't using an NVidia based graphics card.The MaxBlast crashes with a "General Protection Fault"

  kangawallafox 19:46 11 Feb 2004

Thanks people, however I refuse to use crappy maxtor drives ever!! I have known too many people whose hard drives have failed for no reason who all had maxtor.
I visited 8 different computer stores here and 7 of them said they don't and never will sell maxtor drives as they are way too unreliable and continually fail.
I'll stick with seagate, hitachi and western digital thanks.

  R4 20:25 11 Feb 2004

Never had any problems with Maxtor but I had a hitachi which suddenly just 'Lost' all its data.

seagate and western digital sites have simular utilities to Maxiblast.

from :: click here and click here

  kangawallafox 06:44 12 Feb 2004

thanks for that R4.
looks like just what I needed

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