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Server 2000 max drive size

Posted on 2006-04-20
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Last Modified: 2012-08-14
I was wondering if Microsoft Server 2000 can handle a 500GB drive.
Question by:LiquidHappyRDM
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victornegri earned 500 total points
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You may have to do a reg edit to make it work. I don't know whether this was fixed in SP4.:


1. Start Registry Editor (Regedt32.exe).
2. Locate and then click the following key in the registry:
3. On the Edit menu, click Add Value, and then add the following registry value:
Value name: EnableBigLba
Data type: REG_DWORD
Value data: 0x1
4. Quit Registry Editor.
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Yes it can, but you need to do a little tweak on the motherboard in order the OS recognize more than 127GB
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The motherboards from the latest couple of years usually do not need anything to recognize the hard drive correctly.
Only the registry has to be changed as said by victornegri, since in practice it is not fixed in Service pack 4 although many sources claim that it is.
And after that a restart is needed and windows will also recognize the disk's size correctly.

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What motherboard tweak are you talking about?

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