Go Back  DVD Talk Forum > General Discussions > Tech Talk
Reload this Page >

137 gig drive barrier

Tech Talk Discuss PC Hardware, Software, Internet and Other Technology

137 gig drive barrier

Old 06-15-03, 10:23 AM
  #1  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 1999
Posts: 2,158
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
137 gig drive barrier

I have a 120 gig drive that is rapidly getting filled up so I'm thinking about getting a new WD 2000JB 200 gig to transfer everything to and then use the 120 as a slave. I have an ATA133 motherboard so I should be fine there. I have Win2K Pro SP3 and I went through and did this registry edit found at WD's site (pasting it below). Will this be everything I need or are there any other foreseeable problems with adding this drive? What I'm going to do is ghost everything to the new drive.

_____________________________________________________
The following conditions are necessary for the correct functioning of 48-bit LBA ATAPI support:
A computer with a 48-bit LBA-compatible Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) installed.
A computer with a hard disk that has a capacity of greater than 137 gigabytes (GB).
You must enable the support in the Windows registry by adding or changing the EnableBigLba registry value to 1 in the following registry subkey:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\atapi\Parameters

To enable 48-bit LBA large-disk support in the registry:
Start Registry Editor (Regedt32.exe).
Locate and then click the following key in the registry:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Atapi\Parameters

On the Edit menu, click Add Value, and then add the following registry value:
Value name: EnableBigLba
Data type: REG_DWORD
Value data: 0x1

Quit Registry Editor.
___________________________________________________
Old 06-15-03, 01:04 PM
  #2  
X
Administrator
 
X's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1987
Location: AA-
Posts: 10,763
Likes: 0
Received 4 Likes on 3 Posts
You should be fine.

I believe these large drives also come with a controller that can handle large drives even if your BIOS can't. But yours should be able to.

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.