how can i come to know that how bigger hard disk my system can support.

@1anurag1 (3580)
India
October 1, 2009 10:32am CST
I have core2duo intel processor and intel original mother board. i was thinking to upgrade my hard drive. but i dont know how can i decide which will be suitable. i ve intel 945 series motherboard. how bigger hard drive it can support?
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7 responses
@rosdimy (3936)
• Malaysia
2 Oct 09
It depends on the motherboard and the Operating System. Your motherboard should be able to recognise hard disk drives with a capacity of up to 250Gb, the most readily available HDD capacity in my country. It should not have any problem with the latest offering of 300Gb. Have you done a search on it? I presume you are using at least Windows XP. Therefore I do not see the need of discussing the OS in relation to HDD capacity.
@1anurag1 (3580)
• India
2 Oct 09
thanks for response. but i ve already attached 250 gb and using this. once i attached 160gb more and it was also working. now i am looking for to add more 500 gb, but i am confused. i am using xp
@rosdimy (3936)
• Malaysia
2 Oct 09
Thank you for making the situation clearer. If your motherboard does not recognise the size, try partitioning the hard disk using a different computer which recognises the 500Gb HDD. I have used this trick for previous versions of Windows.
• United Kingdom
10 Oct 09
You don't need to worry about what kind of hard drive your motherboard will support. You can purchase any size hard drive just as long as the connector matches that on your motherboard for example IDE(Integrated Device Electronics) connector or SATA (Serial Advanced Technology Attachment). Sata is more up to date than the traditional IDE. Andrew
@gjabaigar (2200)
• Philippines
2 Oct 09
Howdy 1anurag1! If your motherboard can already support core2duo I presumed you got internal SATA drives slots for Harddisk. And I think it can support 500 giga or more or 1 terabyte hard disk space. A small form of motherboard can have two (2) slots of SATA drives for hard disk. A larger form of motherboard can have four (4) slots. But adding hard disk internally can add also heat. And also, the more of the hard disk storage capacity, is the more heat can create internally of the computer. So, be sure inside of your computer case is well ventilated or have nice and decent blowers or cooling systems. Overheating automatically activates the auto shutdown to avoid damage of the computer's motherboard. Well, you can add external hard disk drives via USB or Firewires. Or Network Attached Storages. That can support 500 gigabytes or 1 terabytes or more. Plus your computer is safe for over heating. Thanks and enjoy myLot!
@dhugoi (315)
• Philippines
2 Oct 09
Hard drive capacity seems to be a motherboard thing, so to know it's capacity you can check your mainboard manual, if you don't have it, just look at your motherboard model by opening the case and search the net for that particular model.
@h8739182 (448)
• India
2 Oct 09
First check your BIOS version. Your bios basically decides the hard disk support, so the most recent bios should have the support for the most recent hard disk out there. Check on the Intel's website for the updates about BIOS, Update your BIOS once you purchased the hard dive and you are good to go. Do let me know how it worked for you. Take care.
@gersdex (27)
• Mexico
2 Oct 09
Hey You can use any capacity of HArd Disk, but it depends of your motherboard; but if you intall a big one, your system turns more slow. I recomend you if you want to use a HIGH CAPACITY (500 GB and up), use it partionated, If you install Windows Vista use it in a partition of 120 GB, and the rest of your storage device like second partition, this allow you to have a big hard Disk with a high performance. If you still having problems, just let me know and I will send you details how to do all this stuff. I wish you good luck !!
@anurag3786 (6275)
• India
1 Oct 09
I think.. you can't know..that how bigger hard disk system can support.. i think..now in that time the technology is superior.. and you can choose any capacity hard disk who are available in market.. i think something is depend on your motherboard also.. so you can check.. ho higher capacity of hard disk that your system supported or not...