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Subject: Re: > 32 GB?

Re: > 32 GB?

From: Mike Payson <>
Date: Mon, 30 Dec 2002 18:24:53 -0800

On Monday 30 December 2002 11:53 am, Daniel Stenberg wrote:
> On Mon, 30 Dec 2002, Stuart Tedford wrote:
> > I also thought this, but apparantly it isn't true, someone on this list
> > many months ago told me the limit on FAT32 partitions is in the TerraByte
> > range (I can't remember the exact number), so it should be OK.
> But note that the ATA spec is not that good. I *believe* you won't be able
> to use a disk larger than roughly 138GB in your Archos due to this.

I don't believe that's an ATA issue, but a BIOS issue. Most older BIOS's are
limited to 137GB. Newer revisions no longer have that problem. Not much point
in selling the 200+GB drives that are becoming common if ATA didn't support
them. (Of course that applies to your motherboard... The Archos may very well
still have that limitation...)

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Received on 2002-12-31

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