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160GB Internal HD , does it work with w2k?

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Yes, but you need 48-bit LBA machine and/or a registry setting (EnableLarge-something). Also, the appropriate drivers for the MoBo in question would help. Intel, SiS (I think), and Via have drivers to work around the issue.

edit - oops, too late! got sidetracked.

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People still use DDO's? :huh::o:puke:

Last time I've even seen one was around 1994 or so (as in, 15 years ago), for the 528MB barrier on a 486 (which was a limit based on the int 13 handler

 in the BIOS, not the chipset)
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If i only see 137GB, thats lol perfect. I am using a 500GB external HD, and i only see 465GB.

Here is some more information about my computer:

Motherboard Properties:

Motherboard ID

Motherboard Name Intel Willow Springs 2 WL810E

Front Side Bus Properties:

Bus Type Intel GTL+

Bus Width 64-bit

Real Clock 100 MHz

Effective Clock 100 MHz

Bandwidth 800 MB/s

Chipset Bus Properties:

Bus Type Intel Hub Interface

Bus Width 8-bit

Motherboard Physical Info:

CPU Sockets/Slots 1

Expansion Slots 4 PCI

RAM Slots 2 DIMM

Integrated Devices Audio, Video

Form Factor Micro ATX

Motherboard Size 220 mm x 240 mm

Motherboard Chipset i810E

[ North Bridge: Intel Whitney i810-DC100 ]

North Bridge Properties:

North Bridge Intel Whitney i810-DC100

Supported FSB Speeds 66 MHz, 100 MHz

Supported Memory Types PC100 SDRAM

Maximum Memory Amount 512 MB

Revision / Stepping 03 / A3

Package Type 421 Pin BGA

Package Size 3.1 cm x 3.1 cm

Core Voltage 1.8 V

In-Order Queue Depth 4

Memory Timings:

CAS Latency (CL) 2T

RAS To CAS Delay (tRCD) 3T

RAS Precharge (tRP) 3T

RAS Active Time (tRAS) 6T

Row Cycle Time (tRC) 8T

Memory Slots:

DRAM Slot #1 256 MB (SDRAM)

DRAM Slot #2 256 MB (SDRAM)

Integrated Graphics Controller:

Graphics Controller Type Intel i752

Graphics Controller Status Enabled

Shared Memory Size 1 MB

[ South Bridge: Intel 82801AA ICH ]

South Bridge Properties:

South Bridge Intel 82801AA ICH

Revision / Stepping 02 / B1

Package Type 241 Pin BGA

Package Size 2.3 cm x 2.3 cm

Core Voltage 3.3 V

CPU Properties:

CPU Type Intel Pentium IIIE, 600 MHz (6 x 100)

CPU Alias Coppermine

CPU Stepping cB0

Instruction Set x86, MMX, SSE

Original Clock 600 MHz

L1 Code Cache 16 KB

L1 Data Cache 16 KB

L2 Cache 256 KB (On-Die, ATC, Full-Speed)

CPU Physical Info:

Package Type 370 Pin FC-PGA

Package Size 4.95 cm x 4.95 cm

Transistors 28.1 million

Process Technology 6M, 0.18 um, CMOS

Die Size 104 mm2

Core Voltage 1.60 / 1.65 V

I/O Voltage 3.3 V

Typical Power 11 - 25 W (depending on clock speed)

Maximum Power 16.0 - 37.5 W (depending on clock speed)

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@CoffeeFiend - Believe me, it's still there. Just uses a different name. Had be sure it was NOT installed on my 250gb when I ran the CD (my MoBo supports large). Needless to say, I used alternative methods (Linux Live CD) for partitioning (the Install CD stuff stinks).

Info at MS site on 48-bit LBA (also applies to Win2k) -


And I won't swear to this, but it might work as long as the first partition is limited in size and then use the remainder of unallocated space after you're up-and-running. I think this is similar to the workarounds used in 98SE threads.

edit - gparted live cd (uses Ubuntu as a basis). Works great. Jaclaz shuffled me to it. It also allows un-ticking hidden partitions.

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I am using a 500GB external HD, and i only see 465GB.

Because that's its "real" capacity i.e. not limited at all. 500GB = 465GiB (much like a 750GB'er shows as 698GiB, or a 1TB shows as 931GiB). It's not limited to 137GB (128GiB) as it's not using your onboard ATA66 controllers but the one in the enclosure.

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