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Windows 7: Can my motherboard support HDDs over 400 GB

06 Dec 2009   #1
Nikolay

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Can my motherboard support HDDs over 400 GB

Can my motherboard support HDDs over 400 GB? My motherboard model is EM61SM/EM61PM.

Does anyone with my motherboard have any HDD limitations?




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06 Dec 2009   #2
Qdos

 

I just made a comment on your other thread LOL...
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06 Dec 2009   #3
ignatzatsonic

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That board is supposedly a Foxconn MCP61SM-AM; rebranded by Acer. I am currently trying to dig up more info.
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06 Dec 2009   #4
ignatzatsonic

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Above is a link to a guy claiming to have your board and "1 terabyte" of storage, but we don't know if that is all on one drive and if it is reliable info.
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06 Dec 2009   #5
Nikolay

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 | Windows XP Pro x86 | Windows Vista Ultimate x86
 
 

I found this page

Destructoid - The-Excel's Community Blog

He has one drive with 500 GB space, although I don't know if it's an internal or external HDD. At least it narrows down the search a bit?

Nevermind, it's an external.
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06 Dec 2009   #6
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nikolay View Post
Can my motherboard support HDDs over 400 GB? My motherboard model is EM61SM/EM61PM.

Does anyone with my motherboard have any HDD limitations?
If you have a 160GB hard drive at the moment, and can use all of it, that means that your motherboard supports LBA48 addressing (> 137GB).

I believe that means that any current HD should work, including the largest (2TB).
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06 Dec 2009   #7
Nikolay

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 | Windows XP Pro x86 | Windows Vista Ultimate x86
 
 

It only shows 139 GB to actually be usable.
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06 Dec 2009   #8
ignatzatsonic

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Foxconn Support - Download

Above is a link to the Foxconn board manual. I looked through it and saw no overt references to HD supported size. The board uses an NVidia chipset.
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06 Dec 2009   #9
ignatzatsonic

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Nikolay:

What is the model number of your Acer PC?? Is it an AST 180?

Questions about buying a new computer fan - SlickDeals.net Forums

Above link has this info:

By nucleus on 05-31-2009, 03:03 PM
I have an Acer AST180.
I got it in 2007 from the Circut City deal for $170...when taking the monitor back.
Ive put XP on it.
Ive put another 1tb harddrive in it and altogther 4 gigs of ram. it works great, but could use a new fan on the back of case.
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06 Dec 2009   #10
Tews

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Google really is your friend.... learn it, love it, use it...
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