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Largest supported hard drive on Windows 2000 SP4
Posted 12 July 2009 - 03:35 PM
Posted 12 July 2009 - 04:15 PM
Yes it will.
I want to replace my hard drive(s) The smallest new hard drives I can find are 150 GB. Will Windows 2K SP4 support drives this big?
I use a 150GB FAT32 removable IDE storage drive on my system with no problems.
If you're using NTFS there should be no problem at all.
If you're using FAT32, there is a limit to how big a drive Windows 2000 can format, I believe 32GB.
There are means to work around this though if you are using FAT32 for any reason (I have to because I have a dual boot machine with Windows 98SE).
Edited by Dave-H, 12 July 2009 - 04:18 PM.
Posted 12 July 2009 - 04:35 PM
I installed it on a partition of a 160GB hard drive with no ill effects. As long as LBA is enabled during setup (slipstream SP5) you're good to go.
Posted 12 July 2009 - 09:37 PM
Posted 13 July 2009 - 03:27 AM
Posted 13 July 2009 - 11:59 PM
But if you are going to install fresh W2K on such drive, you have to modify your install CD.
I think original W2K CD have 137GB drive size limit (I'm not sure - I haven't use my original CD for years, but considering it came out in 1999 I think I'm correct).
Of course we're talking NTFS (except for very few scenarios there is no point to use FAT32 with any NT OS anyways lol)
Posted 15 July 2009 - 10:31 PM
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