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Maximum hard drive size for XP??

I am looking to build a computer as a media server- running XP.  I want to set up two 300gb hard drives in a raid 1 configuration.  Is there a maximum size for a hard drive running xp?  I heard a rumor that XP cannot handle drives over 279gb.
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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
make sure you motherboard has SATAII , and you have the latest BIOS & SATA drivers.
also, a compatilble motherboard to support the 300gig drives.
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syedasimmeesaqCommented:
Would this help answering your question

http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/system/winpreinst/ntfs-preinstall.mspx

Thanks
Asim
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
syedasimmeesaq posted a good link with lots of info - in short, no there is no limit, at least for any drive you can buy today.
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jamietonerCommented:
If you farmat with FAT32 the largest xp will format is 32gb but it can read larger volumes, with ntfs if you use basic disks the Max is 2TB if you use dynamic the max is 256TB, so you should have nay problem with 300gb.
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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
cool. thank you!
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