View Full Version : HD Size Limitations...

01-08-2002, 07:19 PM
There were several hurdles to overcome with the IDE interface: 504 MB, 2 GB, 8 GB and later 32 GB. The next limitation is caused by the LBA (logical block addressing) of the UltraATA standard which works with 28 Bits. At 228 Sectors with 512 Bytes each, the maximum disk capacity is 137.4 billion bytes (or 128 GB). On September 3, Maxtor and some others introduced UltraATA/133, which is not only meant to speed up IDE performance up to 133 MB/s, but also will remove the 128 GB limitation.

LINK to article HERE (http://www4.tomshardware.com/storage/01q4/011015/index.html).

I found this interesting and thought i would share it. There has been some talk here about the 160GB drives used to upgrade tivo. Do not waste you money on the bigger drive. No software upgrade is going to get one of these to give you that extra bit of space.


01-08-2002, 11:37 PM
But I beg to differ, I have 1-160 gig & 1-80 gig and I get up to 202 hrs of recording and I'm very satisfied.

Minus the OS I think I got the most out of my combination