adding hardrive

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  1. tom stewart

    tom stewart Auditioning

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    I am using my pc as a pvr and want to add addition storage.
    I'm using xp home and the existing hardrive is 60 gig. I want to add a 250 gig hardrive. Does the new drive need an operating system or just formatted?
     
  2. Mike LS

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    If you're just using it for storage then formatting is all you need.
     
  3. StephenL

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    Follow the installation instructions carefully. Drives larger than 137GB may require one of the following: Windows XP SP1 and a registry patch, Ultra ATA/133 PCI card, or a compatable motherboard chipset. When I installed Maxtor 160GB and 250GB drives, my computers required installation of MaxBlast software and the EnableBigLBA registry patch to avoid data loss.
     
  4. Rob Gillespie

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    Well, partitioning, then formatting.
     
  5. Stephen Orr

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    I got two 200GB drives for Christmas. I put both into 3.5 USB 2.0 enclosures and hooked 'em up. I use them for video storage and editing (for DVD creation) and for PVR recording (transfer to DVD-RW or VCD-RW to watch down stairs.)
     
  6. Christ Reynolds

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    since i'll be building a new pc within the next year or two, anybody know if there are chipsets already in use that support 137+ gb drives? i have one now, and i use xp sp1 with an ata133 card. pain in the ass to get it going after a clean install. well not that much of a pain, but i like to get it going quickly. anyway, will motherboards support this in the future? or now?

    CJ
     

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