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Will My Motherboard Recognise A 320g Hard Drive ?


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#1 welshpilot

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Posted 20 August 2007 - 01:55 PM

hello all
upgradeing my pc , and i would like to fit a 320 g hard drive (Seagate ST3320620A 320GB Hard Drive 7200RPM 16MB Cache - OEM) ttogether with the 150 i allready have , ( the machine curently has a 80g h/d as well but this is comeing out ) my question is will my ASUS P4S8X-X motherboard work with it , i have been told that it may not recognise it ?? also should i use that bigger h/d as my main drive or will it make no difference ??
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#2 xx66stangxx

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Posted 20 August 2007 - 02:01 PM

It should recognize it wouldn't see why not, personally I would use the bigger harddrive as your main drive and use the 150g to store extra files and ext. I use my 500g as my harddrive and my 200g to back up all my itunes music and ext.

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Posted 20 August 2007 - 02:01 PM

I don't think that motherboard should have any difficulty seeing a full 320GB drive. You'll want to be running Windows XP SP2 or Win2k SP4, though.
(edit: or Vista, Vista would see it just fine out of the box.)

It doesn't matter too much which drive you use as your main one, but I like to us a smaller drive for my OS and save my data to a larger hard drive since my data takes up much more space.

Edited by arcman, 20 August 2007 - 02:02 PM.

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