[windows2000] Re: Using hard drives larger than 200GB with US B2 i n XP

  • From: "Sorin Srbu" <Sorin.Srbu@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 20 Oct 2004 15:48:51 +0200

On Wed, 20 Oct 2004 14:38:25 +0100, Mark Cook wrote:

>Forget the format question as FAT32 will actually support upto 2Tb partition
>size so it's really gotta be the controller in the unit ?

I guess. But since the cradle is a no-name and all (doesn't even
have a "made in..." tag or power specs, much less a company web
site) this is probably a lost cause. 8-/ But then, who though about
200GB+ harddrives two years ago... At least not me. 8-)

Would anybody have any suggestions on what brands of empty
usb2-boxes are good, and known to support BIG harddrives? 

Firewire/usb2-combos is not a necessity, in that I only absolutely
must have the usb2-controller in the cradle. The FW-part will
probably never be used.


>-----Original Message-----
>From: Sorin Srbu [mailto:Sorin.Srbu@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
>Sent: 20 October 2004 14:35
>To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>Subject: [windows2000] Re: Using hard drives larger than 200GB with USB2 i n
>On Wed, 20 Oct 2004 14:24:13 +0100, Mark Cook wrote:
>>You can theoretically run upto 400Gb (ish from memory) on an external USB
>>unint, we've just purchased a couple of 250Gb units, have you checked the
>>specification of the external USB device you've got the HDD in ?
>Not really. I bought that case maybe two years ago. It's was a
>cheap no-name thingie.
>You think it may not completely adhere to the usb2 standard, ie
>it's a hardware issue?



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