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Win 98SE Hard Drive

By ldasr
Apr 29, 2007
  1. What is the largest drive Win 98SE can use and can it be formatted NTFS or must it be FAT32
     
  2. ravisunny2

    ravisunny2 TS Ambassador Posts: 2,057   +8

  3. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,627   +320

    There really is no hard drive size limit in the OS, you'll hit motherboard/bios issues well before you hit a hd size that is problematic. There is a partition size limit though, you'll want to stick to 127GB or below.

    Negative on the NTFS, you are stuck with FAT32 or FAT16.
     
  4. ravisunny2

    ravisunny2 TS Ambassador Posts: 2,057   +8

    Why 127 GB, SNG ?
     
  5. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,074   +13

  6. ravisunny2

    ravisunny2 TS Ambassador Posts: 2,057   +8

    Sorry, I was confused by the 137 GB splashed all over.
     
  7. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,627   +320

    You can do 137, but good luck performing scandisk or defragmenting the drive with the built in 98 utilities. They are 16 bit programs and they crap themselves after 127 gigs.
     
  8. ravisunny2

    ravisunny2 TS Ambassador Posts: 2,057   +8

    Oh, thanks SNG.

    I missed this in the previous threads.
     
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