do intel 845glly motherbord support 500GB HDD

November 17, 2011 at 01:20:48
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do intel 845glly mobo support 500GB HDD

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November 18, 2011 at 12:08:05
Yes, it will support it as long as its an IDE hard drive. Your motherboard has, two IDE interfaces with UDMA 33, ATA-66/100 support.
Here is the manual for your motherboard:

If you are adding it as a second hard drive, you can use the 500GB as a slave drive by plugging into the second IDE connector.
a) Make sure to change the jumper on each drive. Make your current the master and the 500GB the slave.

If you are replacing the current hard drive, you will need to install Windows and transfer all your data or clone the hard drive using Disk Clone software.

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November 18, 2011 at 13:04:56
If you install XP from an XP CD, the CD must have SP1 or later Windows updates integrated into it in order for Windows to have the built in support for recognizing hard drives larger than 137 gb hard drive manufacturer's (decimal) size (= ~128 gb binary size in the operating system and in the mboard's bios).

If the XP CD doesn't have any SP updates at all,
- Setup on the CD will detect all hard drives larger than 137 gb hard drive manufacturer's (decimal) size as ~ 128 gb binary size.

- you need to make yourself a "slipstreamed" CD , a CD-R will work with all optical drives, that has had the SP3 Windows updates integrated into the contents of your original CD , by you following a procedure found on the web in many places, and use that "slipstreamed" CD to install XP instead of your original CD, along with the original Product Key.

You can use a SATA hard drive if you buy yourself a PCI or PCI-E X1 SATA drive controller card and connect the SATA hard drive to that - the bios on the card supports recognizing any size of hard drive

- if you want to be able to boot an operating system from a SATA drive attached to the card, you must be able to select SCSI in your mboard bios Setup Boot Order or similar settings, and place SCSI in the boot order before hard drive or similar in that boot order

- When you install XP on the SATA drive, you must either
- press F6 at the beginning of loading files from the XP CD, then provide the drivers for the card's SATA controller on a floppy disk in a conventional floppy drive.
(The XP CD cannot find drive controller drivers on any source other than a floppy disk, and only a few OLD USB floppy drive models that were available circa 2002 are recognized.)
- or - make yourself a "slipstreamed" CD that has had the SATA controller drivers for the card integrated into the contents of your Windows CD, and use that to install XP rather than the original XP CD.

The freeware nLite program can make a "slipstreamed" CD with both the SP3 Windows updates and the SATA controller drivers integrated into it.

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