120 GB HD (and over) on Asus P3BF MB

Asus motherboard / P3bf
May 10, 2009 at 22:09:37
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2 / Windows 98 SE, PII 501 MHz / 383 MB
Hi, I really need answers for these questions:
1.	I'm planning to add a 120 GB HD on my P3BF.
	Is there any problem I should aware of?
	eg.: Processor or BIOS limitation?
	(Never mind the IDE ch for CD/DVD drive, I never use it on this system anyway :D).
2.	What is the HD size limitation for this motherboard?

T.I.A.

(My old comp):
MB : Asus P3BF
HD : 3 x Seagate Barracuda 80 GB
Mem : 384 MB
OS : Win XP SP2 / Win 98 SE


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#1
May 11, 2009 at 02:18:58
According to the manual I found 28bit lba is used by this board/bios which means a 128gb limit.

2^28*512/1024^3 = 128gb


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#2
May 11, 2009 at 04:36:19
:You could also install a PCI based controller card that would allow you to use any size hard drive. Controller cards come in both IDE and SATA versions. Look at the link below for a choice of cards. Read the reviews before ordering. You don't need RAID but most cards also work in regular mode too. Remember that each IDE ATA connector can service TWO drives. Many cards will not support optical drives. Keep your optical drives on the motherboard and connect hard drives to the card. The link below is only for IDE ATA cards. If you want to go to SATA you will need to look at other selections on the newegg.com site.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...



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#3
May 11, 2009 at 06:32:31
OK guys, thanx again for the info... be back after reading the NewEgg...
*boing*...*boing*...*boing* :D

(My old comp):
MB : Asus P3BF
HD : 3 x Seagate Barracuda 80 GB
Mem : 384 MB
OS : Win XP SP2 / Win 98 SE


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#4
May 11, 2009 at 11:07:02
"Never mind the IDE ch for CD/DVD drive"

The second IDE channel can be used for hard drives and optical drives. Aren't you using an optical drive for backups? If you aren't, someday you will regret it.


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