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Hey all,

Firstly let me introduce my self, I'm a second year student studying IT from Australia, in a cold shit hole called ballarat. boring dusty place don't recommended ever coming here EVER. Ive been reading these forums just haven't posted much other then crap.

Anyways onto my Question i have this old mother bored and i wanna add a new hard disk. basically how do i found out whats the max Hard drive space i can have? also is sata II backwards compatible with sata I?

Thanks

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if you mobo was bought recently it will support drive greater that 8 gb's, that was dread with old mobo's and for the most will support any large hard drive size on your motherboard, how ever you might run into the 137gb partition problem where in windows i think one partition can't be greater that 137gb with a recent patch, but this is the worst that can happen besides that sata 2 drive will fall back to lower sata 1 speeds if connected to sata 1 connection on the motherboard in other words slow transfer for backward compatibilty.

hope this help and btw i have traveled to ballarat it was shit hot and i would not like to live their no offence i prefer sydney even though the extreme heats now

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Windows has no problems with paritions bigger than 137GB any more.

Or if you are worried then you can use a decent operating system.

Hint hint.

Yep if you have SATA connecters on the motherboard (not on a PCI card) you can have as much as you want(I think, over 1TB anyway) All modern motherboards support heaps of HDD space. The motherboard that Spartain X is talking about that only support 8GB are old things like PIIs (I think even PIIs support the bigger HDDs though so maybe even older.)

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i have traveled to ballarat it was shit hot and i would not like to live their no offence i prefer sydney even though the extreme heats now

i live in ballarat during the colder months it's a one extreme to a another kinda place in the summer it hot as hell and in winter it snows a little. no offense taken im only living here for uni, i live in warrnambool the rest of the time.

Thank everyone that been a grate help to btw :D

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i have traveled to ballarat it was shit hot and i would not like to live their no offence i prefer sydney even though the extreme heats now

i live in ballarat during the colder months it's a one extreme to a another kinda place in the summer it hot as hell and in winter it snows a little. no offense taken im only living here for uni, i live in warrnambool the rest of the time.

Thank everyone that been a grate help to btw :D

good luck on ya mobo and like some one before said you can never have too much storage i have 250 + 160 +120 + a couple of 8ogb or less attached to my pc either through a case or inside the box

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