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I have a system board whose HDD controller doesn't support drives greater than 8.4GB.  I know that I can use a disk manager to go beyond that barrier with a larger capacity drive.  So I intend on using a 6GB HDD as my boot disk and adding a larger than 8.4GB (say 13 or 14GB) as a secondary disk with MaxBlast.  I also want to load NT 4.0 and add SR4 to make a dual boot system with Win95.  The question is will Windows NT read the larger than 8.4GB drive properly while using the disk manager software?
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Ted,


  You have no choice in the matter.  If your system board can't read greater than 8.4 gb, then you will have to install the disk manager.  I believe NT will read the larger than 8.4 GB, but it will be breaking it down into partitions.
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Ted,


  You have no choice in the matter.  If your system board can't read greater than 8.4 gb, then you will have to install the disk manager.  I believe NT will read the larger than 8.4 GB, but it will be breaking it down into partitions.

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by:tedoff
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Hi Dankh,

Thanks for your help!

Well, the whole idea of using the disk manager has me a little wary, as I've seen these things "infect" hard drives.  I don't want to risk unnecessary changes to my 6GB boot drive for the sake of using a 17GB secondary drive . . . I suppose with SR4 I can use the 17GB as the primary boot drive, but I made a possibly rash decision otherwise.  I went and bought a UDMA add-on controller which supports the large size to add to my system.  Perhaps that will work and I won't need the disk manager.  Perhaps it won't and I will.  What do you think?
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Ted,

  If you bought a extra controller, then yes, it 'should' work. Tell me how it goes.
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