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'[OT] TeraByte drive question'
2008\06\28@051733 by Vic Fraenckel

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I have acquired a 1TByte drive that I would like to use on a new (to me)
system that now has a 40GByte drive. As is my custom, I plan to
partition the new drive into thirds. I will be running XP Pro. Am I
likely to run into any problems with installing this huge drive? The
drive is a standard 3.5" internal form factor with a SATA interface.

Any enlightenment will be appreciated.

Vic
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2008\06\28@082331 by Tomás Ó hÉilidhe

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Vic Fraenckel wrote:
> I have acquired a 1TByte drive that I would like to use on a new (to me)
> system that now has a 40GByte drive. As is my custom, I plan to
> partition the new drive into thirds. I will be running XP Pro. Am I
> likely to run into any problems with installing this huge drive? The
> drive is a standard 3.5" internal form factor with a SATA interface.
>
> Any enlightenment will be appreciated.
>
> Vic

Your going to need the SATA driver for your hard disk, and you're going
to need a floppy disk drive.

You put the SATA driver onto a floppy, you boot the Win XP CD, and when
it asks about "3rd party SCSI or RAID drivers", you hit whatever button
it says and then it reads your driver from the floppy.

No, there's no other way than using a floppy drive. I got a brilliant
USB floppy drive off eBay for about 10euro.

2008\06\28@103702 by Tamas Rudnai

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As far as I know there is a 2TB limit, so with that disk you should be fine.

I think what Tomas meant with the floppy disk is that if during the
installtion process of the XP you cannot load the driver from any other
media than floppy disk. However, if you have an up n' running system and
just wanted to add an additional disk then you should be fine.

Good luck,
Tamas



On Sat, Jun 28, 2008 at 10:15 AM, Vic Fraenckel <spam_OUTwindswaytooTakeThisOuTspamgmail.com>
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2008\06\28@131223 by Herbert Graf

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On Sat, 2008-06-28 at 13:22 +0100, Tomás Ó hÉilidhe wrote:
>
> Vic Fraenckel wrote:
> > I have acquired a 1TByte drive that I would like to use on a new (to me)
> > system that now has a 40GByte drive. As is my custom, I plan to
> > partition the new drive into thirds. I will be running XP Pro. Am I
> > likely to run into any problems with installing this huge drive? The
> > drive is a standard 3.5" internal form factor with a SATA interface.
> >
> > Any enlightenment will be appreciated.
> >
> > Vic
>
> Your going to need the SATA driver for your hard disk, and you're going
> to need a floppy disk drive.

Not necessarily.

It depends on your system. Most systems I've installed XP on with SATA
drives didn't require anything special during the install. The SATA
drive is support by the BIOS, and the generic drivers included with XP
will usually be enough to get the install to complete.

AFTER the install is complete it's wise to install the specific SATA
drivers for performance reasons, but I've never needed to do that at
install time with modern systems.

TTYL

2008\06\28@133517 by =?UTF-8?B?VG9tw6FzIMOTIGjDiWlsaWRoZQ==?= n/a

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Herbert Graf wrote:
> Not necessarily.
>
> It depends on your system. Most systems I've installed XP on with SATA
> drives didn't require anything special during the install. The SATA
> drive is support by the BIOS, and the generic drivers included with XP
> will usually be enough to get the install to complete.
>
> AFTER the install is complete it's wise to install the specific SATA
> drivers for performance reasons, but I've never needed to do that at
> install time with modern systems.

A mate of mine had a laptop with Vista on it. I kept hounding him to
stick XP on it so eventually he brought his laptop around to me one day.
I wiped it, stuck in the XP CD, booted it up... but it couldn't find a
harddisk.

He needed the laptop by later in the day so he ended up just installing
Vista back on it  >:(

2008\06\28@135543 by peter green

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> It depends on your system. Most systems I've installed XP on with SATA
> drives didn't require anything special during the install. The SATA
> drive is support by the BIOS, and the generic drivers included with XP
> will usually be enough to get the install to complete.
>  
It does indeed depend on the system.

Older systems and plug in cards typcially need a manufacturers driver
period.

Newer systems have a choice of mode, in AHCI mode all the ports work but
you need a manufacturers driver, in legacy mode you don't need the
manufacturers driver but some ports don't work.

2008\06\28@184621 by Stephen D. Barnes

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Tomás Ó hÉilidhe wrote:
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There is another way. Use nLite to slipstream the driver into an
installation CD then install.

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Stephen D. Barnes

2008\06\28@205746 by Xiaofan Chen

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On Sun, Jun 29, 2008 at 1:55 AM, peter green <.....plugwashKILLspamspam@spam@p10link.net> wrote:
> Older systems and plug in cards typcially need a manufacturers driver
> period.
>
> Newer systems have a choice of mode, in AHCI mode all the ports work but
> you need a manufacturers driver, in legacy mode you don't need the
> manufacturers driver but some ports don't work.

My desktop was not so new (bought in early 2005) and it is using
NForce 3 chipset. It does not need a driver with the SATA drive
when installing XP. It is said that Bios may play a part as well at
that time.

Xiaofan


'[OT] TeraByte drive question'
2008\07\07@141125 by Clint Sharp
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In message <48667634.40502spamKILLspamlavabit.com>, Tomás Ó hÉilidhe
<.....toeKILLspamspam.....lavabit.com> writes
>A mate of mine had a laptop with Vista on it. I kept hounding him to
>stick XP on it so eventually he brought his laptop around to me one day.
>I wiped it, stuck in the XP CD, booted it up... but it couldn't find a
>harddisk.
>
>He needed the laptop by later in the day so he ended up just installing
>Vista back on it  >:(
>
Check the BIOS on the laptop, you may find it has a setting in there to
allow you to change the HDD interface from 'Native' to Compatible,
there's going to be a performance hit but it will allow you to install
the OS and you can load the drivers later.
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Clint Sharp

2008\07\07@180350 by Tomás Ó hÉilidhe

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Clint Sharp wrote:
> Check the BIOS on the laptop, you may find it has a setting in there to
> allow you to change the HDD interface from 'Native' to Compatible,
> there's going to be a performance hit but it will allow you to install
> the OS and you can load the drivers later.
>  

I toggled everything I could find, but no luck. Had to get the SATA
driver on a floppy in the end.

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