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    Abit KT7-A 1.3 - Support 200+GB HDDs?

    Anyone know if there this motherboard supports HDDs 200GB and over?

    If not, anyone know the maximum size of HDD it can support?

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    Does ABIT motherboard support hard disk larger than 137GB? (April 2002)
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    1. For HPT 370/372 users, please update the driver to 2.32 or later.
    2. In order to support harddisk larger than 160GB, you may need to upgrade BIOS with new Award BIOS kernel that can support 48-bit LBA. Please upgrade to the latest BIOS we show below before install your new hard drive.
    3. All of our new model will come with 48-bit LBA supporting.
    4. If you are confused with which model you have, please check here.
    5. Why a single or RAID disk is wrongfully recognized when the size larger then 64GB?
    6. How to Enable 48-bit Logical Block Addressing Support for ATAPI Disk Drives in Windows XP.
    7. How to Enable 48-bit Logical Block Addressing Support for ATAPI Disk Drives in Windows 2000.
    8. Why can't I format a FAT32 volume larger than 32GB?
    9. BIOS May Limit Fdisk.exe When Partitioning Hard Disks Larger Than 128GB

    just found that on google maybe it helps

    address for that ^^ is http://www.abit-usa.com/faq/mb/check137gb.php

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    What chipset has it got?
    The Abit KT7A uses a KT133A chipset - worked on many in years gone by.

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    Does ABIT motherboard support hard disk larger than 137GB? (April 2002)
    Explanation

    1. For HPT 370/372 users, please update the driver to 2.32 or later.
    2. In order to support harddisk larger than 160GB, you may need to upgrade BIOS with new Award BIOS kernel that can support 48-bit LBA. Please upgrade to the latest BIOS we show below before install your new hard drive.
    3. All of our new model will come with 48-bit LBA supporting.
    4. If you are confused with which model you have, please check here.
    5. Why a single or RAID disk is wrongfully recognized when the size larger then 64GB?
    6. How to Enable 48-bit Logical Block Addressing Support for ATAPI Disk Drives in Windows XP.
    7. How to Enable 48-bit Logical Block Addressing Support for ATAPI Disk Drives in Windows 2000.
    8. Why can't I format a FAT32 volume larger than 32GB?
    9. BIOS May Limit Fdisk.exe When Partitioning Hard Disks Larger Than 128GB

    just found that on google maybe it helps
    I already found that - there is also a list of m/boards for 137+GB boards, but doesnt really tell me whats the largest it can handle (tho it kinda infers 160GB or over) . . . they have a similar list for 200GB+ drives, but thats for more recent models.

    Not that I wouldnt have use for a 200+GB drive, but Id rather it go into the PC which has the KT7-A.

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    AFAIK if the board supports 48bit LBA, then you can use any current hard disk with no worries.

    Rich :¬)

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    Cheers Rich

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    Hmmm- might be as well to get a second opinion mind.

    My reasoning is that what they used previously (40 bit LBA? ) supported up to 137GB. Since they've added another 8 (or whatever) bits, they've increased the maximum addressable size by a factor of 256, so discs of (in theory) 35TB ought to be workable with 48bit LBA.

    Rich :¬)

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    The mobo does not support 200gb hdds.



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    ^^^ damnit crap.

    have you tried apex? (even with a BIOS update?)

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    yeah

    the chipset does no support the 48bit lba so no go for large hdds

    the max is native supports is 137gb, to use bigger a add on card is needed with 48bit lba support.



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    shame I cant swear.

    how much are these cards?

    Will any ATA133 card do the trick?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apex
    the chipset does no support the 48bit lba so no go for large hdds

    the max is native supports is 137gb, to use bigger a add on card is needed with 48bit lba support.
    So what's this bios all about then?

    KT7A BIOS 7N

    Version: 7N Released Date: 2002-01-31

    1. Support up to 137GB HDD and above.


    Rich :¬)

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    Um . . . so maybe Apex hasnt got the BIOS update, or his is a "one-off" case?

    Anyone else have this board who can clarify?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rave
    So what's this bios all about then?





    Rich :¬)
    It's not just a bios update m8, the chipset has to support 48bit lba.

    What i think it means is that it will pick up the 200gb/160gb hdds but only show 137gb of space that you can use.



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    Does that mean I could split say a 200GB drive and have 2x100GB partitions and it'll be OK?

    Or Id only be able to address 137GB end of?

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