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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.
Triple boot Windows 98SE SP2.1a, Windows XP Professional SP3 32 bit, and Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit.
Dual 3.16GHz X5460 Quad Core Xeons with 8GB RAM. Dual graphics cards ATI Radeon X850 and Nvidia Geforce 210. 1920x1080 32 Bit Colour with Large Fonts.
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.
X100e: 7x86, 2008R2 (in progress), 2000 (in progress).
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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