Originally Posted by Northwinds
Wow, so if it was partitioned I could go for a 320GB?
I already have 3 OS partitions on the one I have and was wanting to add a fourth.
So as long as each partition is under 120 then the 320 will work?
Also just checked online for the Caviar Blue locally (I'm in the UK) and all that came up was the Scorpio Blue - any discernable differences/disadvantage over the Caviar Blue?
Thanks for all the info by the way.
I mixed up their desktop and notebook brands! Yeah, it's the Scorpio Blue. Sorry for the confusion!
Originally Posted by qhn
I would not try to put anything other than a 120GB drive in your machine. You can try partitioning it to smaller partitions but there is a (good) chance that your system might lock up at boot should anything goes wrong with Windows and BIOS communicating the size of the drive
I just did some more checking and it looks like larger hard drives will work with your chipset as long as you have a BIOS and Windows variant that recognizes them. Since I don't know about your BIOS support, I suppose I'll second Q's suggestion to not go any higher than 120GB. With that size limitation, the fastest hard drive you can get is a 100GB 7200RPM drive. A couple companies manufactured them, but they're getting hard to find now.