are there any limits in hard disk sizes connected via USB?


I have external box for connecting hard disks via USB interface (USB 1.1). This worked good so far, but I always used smaller disks - 40GB max. Now I would like to have more storage so I bought 200GB WD hard disk, but looks like it is not recognizeable. Is this famous 137GB limit or something else?

Using Windows XP Prof.
Tomaž Borštnarconsultant/trainerAsked:
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crazijoeConnect With a Mentor Commented:
It sounds like you have a problem with your external box not working with large disks. It being only USB1.1. Older HD enclosures had size limits and would not function with larger disks. You might want to invest in a newer enclosure.
Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Most likely. Make sure you have Service Pack 1 or 2 installed.  
gjohnson99Connect With a Mentor Commented:
There are hardware limites, but new stuff will support up a lest 300 GB.

I think xp pro limit is  4 TB (4 x 1000 GB)
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Lee W, MVPConnect With a Mentor Technology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
XP's limit is 16TB -4KB using 4K clusters
DVation191Connect With a Mentor Commented:
I have a 250GB drive I connect via usb in XP Pro SP1 and SP2 and it works fine. Whatever problem you are having, its not the 137GB limit you speak of.
Tomaž Borštnarconsultant/trainerAuthor Commented:
Today I tried with 120GB hard disk and it had same problems. Time to buy new enclosure I think.
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