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Is there a maximum external disk size when using Windows 7?


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#1 Warthog-Fan

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Posted 28 March 2015 - 09:03 AM

External USB-connected hard disks are now available that have a capacity of 2 Tbytes or more. With the older Windows 7 32-bit operating system, is it possible to fully utilize a disk this large, or will I be limited to a smaller size external drive?

 

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Posted 28 March 2015 - 09:42 AM

These articles help to define the issue.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ReadyBoost

 

http://www.hgst.com/tech/techlib.nsf/techdocs/869E4925CC72E233862577E100235119/$file/Deskstar_3TB_FAQ_finalwebv2.pdf


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