[sysconfig1] Re: Hard Drives bigger then 32gig

  • From: "Ryan Masse" <mail@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <sysconfig1@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2001 15:56:24 -0500


For one, may i ask why you're reluctant to convert your SCSI HD to NTFS?
I read in an article and from past experience that win2k performs better
the NTFS environment. I have had similar problems as you have lately with
and large file support. We have a dual p3 800 with 3 33.6 lvd 10000 rpm SCSI
disks at work, which was originally bought to do our video editing and
using the Canopus and Matrox editing systems. When exporting an uncompressed
from the breakout box and capture card we would get an error maybe 1 out of
3 times.
Since then we have formated reinstalled and upgraded the systems with the
latest service
pack sp1 and the various downloads, and the problem appeared to fix itself.
In my
personal opinion the incompatibilty and poor setup ie. conflicting irq were
the editing cards and the win2k OS were the culpret in the above problem we
encoutered. Too many device drivers these days are poorly written and do
harm in the time and frustration then good.

In other words.. do the updates and hope for the best.


Ryan Masse
IT / Authoring Tech
Mastery Group of Canada, Inc.

To: System Config Class <sysconfig1@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, January 22, 2001 8:44 AM
Subject: [sysconfig1] Hard Drives bigger then 32gig

> I was wondering if any of you guys knew of an issue with Windows2000 and
> harddrives bigger then 32gig..
> I currently have an 18.4gig SCSI and 45gig SCSI drive in my computer..
> Everything was running fine until I added the 45gig drive.  I was forced
> to reinstall windows and it seemed to be working until I was going video
> editing, and each directory I would make when trying to access it would
> tell me the directory is invalid (I could not delete, rename, move
> them.) Windows2k doesn't have the normal scandisk that the other windows
> do, so I was unable to check for errors that way.  But I did find out
> what my problem is.. My FAT32 table keeps becomming corrupt, and when I
> tried to format under win2k it said something about 42,000mb was not
> supported by fat32.
> Basically I want to know is there a way I can keep this drive one solid
> partition, and keep fat32 without going to NTFS?
> I'm confused on this one.... hope someone can help,
> Nick Diotte

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