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I want to install a 200gb harddrive in an hp computer, its about a year old, any chance it has 48bit LBA? When did they start putting that in computer bios, its an athlon 1.4. not very old. I dont have a model number yet, just wondering what the possibilty of it having support for greater then 137gb is, based on only that info.
 

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.......And one more thing, if it were to be partitioned into 2 100GB partitions would that make a difference. If it is not support what kind of card do I need to get for it to work on that computer? Thanks
 

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There is almost no chance, I've installed 200gig drives on two machines, and they have BIOS dates of June and August of 2002, no support. :rolleyes: You can use something like the Promise Ultra133 TX2 PCI controller which does handle them, that's how I solved the problem.

FWIW, partitioning doens't solve the problem, the BIOS will only recognize a total of 128gig for a single physical disk.
 

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Thanks for the help saves me a lot of time, was just about to try partitioning, but I guess i'll just go get the controller. Thanks a lot!!!
 
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