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gallowsroad

join:2004-08-09
Jenks, OK
reply to sdghty

Re: Maximum Hard Drive Size for Windows XP 32 bit

said by sdghty :

2TB is a limit imposed by the MBR partition table, assuming the disk uses 512 sectors. If the sector size is increased to 4K, the limit becomes 16TB.
Is that limit the total of all discs under the OS or a per volume limit?

IOW, is it possible to have mulitple 2TB arrays managed by a single 32 bit OS?

Or multiple 2TB physical drives if/when they reach that size?
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Cabal
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join:2007-01-21

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Yes, the XP-32 2 TiB limit is per-volume.


sdgthy

@optonline.net
reply to gallowsroad
It's a limit of a drives partition table, so multiple drives are not a problem. This one has a 1TB drive and a 2TB R5 array and a small R1 boot array.

If you want, you can combine multiple xTB drives by converting them to dynamic disks and spanning for a single "drive" larger than 2TB. If you do so, be aware that if one drive fails you'll also loose what on the other drive(s), much like if they where RAID0.

Sinbad Sam

join:2001-11-13
Arlington, TX
How many drives do you have in the 2T R5 array?

Sinbad Sam


sdgthy

@optonline.net
4 X 750GB