Harddrive + processor speed

By infamous ยท 9 replies
Mar 4, 2004
  1. does it really matter how fast ur comp is to get a HUGE HD? or is there no limit how big your HD(s) are with ur comp speed?
  2. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Maniac Posts: 2,244

    it doesn't matter as to the speed, the wall you run into is with what the BIOS will recognise. Tell us the mainboard model of the machine and we can tell you its limit and whether you might need a BIOS flash in order to reach that limit.
  3. infamous

    infamous TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20

    umm mainboard as in mobo?
  4. KA3

    KA3 TS Rookie Posts: 31

    ya, the mainboard is your mobo
  5. infamous

    infamous TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20

    its called like nvidia nforce7 chipset, i think i got it rite
  6. snowman

    snowman TS Rookie Posts: 183

    an Abit NF7 with an Nforce 2 chipset?
  7. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Maniac Posts: 2,244

    I don't think you have to worry about HDD size being too large for a while. I thought you might have an old board with 8GB barrier or something.
  8. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,978   +15

    Go pop a 250GBer in that baby :D Or better yet, you could put FOUR/4 250GBs in there, to get a whole 1 Terabyte of space :D Now thats braging rights.
  9. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,572   +65

    No, I think the speed matters. It's the slowest part and the performance of your drive will make a huge difference, on the contrary.

    But the difference is ony noticeable from say.. upgrading from 20GB to 200GB for example. Or 40 GB to 250GB.

    Currently, top performers are 200GB +. 160GB drives are not too far behind.

    Speed is also determined by platter size, so naturally larger drives tend to have larger platters.
  10. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Maniac Posts: 2,244

    Rick, his initial question appeared to be about a limit to how big a drive you could use in relation to speed of the CPU, which there is none. If he'd asked about performance I'd have answered accordingly.
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