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48 LBA and SATA drives in Windows 9XSATA 48-bit
Posted 26 July 2013 - 07:24 AM
Posted 26 July 2013 - 10:23 AM
You must have a defect on your keyboard.
After you press the "." full stop or "period", you should also press the [ENTER] key, which will provide a Carriage Returne (or CR+LF) that will make your posts much more readable.
Hey, you actually asked to be corrected .
LBA is about "addressing", not about "cache".
Traditionally hard disks had an addressing scheme called CHS that hit a limit at around 8Gb in size (1024*255*63*512).
Then the LBA addressing scheme was widely adopted, but originally the LBA address had a size of 22 bits, in practice never used, and later of 28 bits.
This limited the max addressable size to around 128 Gb.
Then the addressing scheme was extended to use 48 bits instead.
To have a bigger than 128 Gb disk in Win9x/Me quite a number of things are needed/must be taken care of.
You will need to go through here:
Yes, all given links are related, but on second post dencorso put together a nice, simple "How to" that covers most cases.
For a SATA disk you might need additional "special" tools, like Rloew's SATA DDO/driver (or whatever).
You should post the specific make/model of the motherboard in order to get more "targeted" support.
Edited by jaclaz, 26 July 2013 - 10:44 AM.
Posted 12 August 2013 - 10:07 AM
You will not need any special or third-party software to get this to work.
I currently have a 750 gb and 1.5 tb drive connected to my win-98 system - they are each formatted as single partition. My 750 gb drive has run out of space many times, and I have transfered stuff over the the 1.5 tb drive to compensate. I have been downloading many 500 mb and 1gb files lately...
Posted 12 August 2013 - 11:27 AM
My 98SE based server has a SIL3112 based SATA card that has pair of 1TB drives in RAID1.
My main computer uses a SIL3114, it has no performance problems and works wonderfully with my 3x 250GB and 1x 750GB drives.
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